Scots of Victoria

Scottish Gaelic Society of Victoria


Member Society Name:
Scottish Gaelic Society of Victoria
Maurice Fowler
Contact Details  

Kildara Centre
Rear 39 Stanhope St
(03) 9728 2334
Office Bearers:
  • John Finlayson – Secretary
  • Jane Graham -Treasurer
  • To promote the study of the Scottish Gaelic Language and Culture
Brief HistoryThe Scottish Gaelic Society was formed in 1905 to nurture and preserve the Gaelic culture which includes language and music in all its forms such as song and instrumental. When the Society was formed the population of Gaelic speakers was large – in fact Scottish and Irish Gaelic made up the largest ethnic language in Australia at that time. The Society continued strongly through The First World War, The Great Depression and The Second World War. By the 1970’s there was a lull in the language, but in the last twenty years there has been a sudden awakening and awareness in Scotland itself of its oldest surviving language.This revival has encouraged people in Canada, New Zealand, and of course Australia, to look again at the language of their forefathers and its survival in the 21st century.
  • Choir Meetings
    • Thursday evenings 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  •            The Kildara Centre
    • Rear 39 Stanhope Street
    • Malvern 3144 Melways 59 C7
Learning GaelicScottish Gaelic Language
(Canan nan Gaidheal) taught weekly Wednesday 7.00pm to 8.30pm at CELTIC CLUB, 420-424 William St, West Melbourne (Cnr William & Dudley St. Entrance in William St next to Xin Fang supermarket).  Could you be interested in attending classes? Do you know someone who might be interested? You do not have to be Scottish or of Scottish descent to join us in learning this magnificent ancient language. EVERYONE IS WELCOME ! Please contact the Society via 0408 223 277 for further details.If you happen to enjoy the timeless beauty of the Scottish Gaelic traditional music, and wish to sing some of these traditional airs and more modern music based on the ancient traditions, come along and participate in the Scottish Gaelic Choir of Victoria. No prior knowledge of music or Gaelic is required, just the enthusiasm and the will to be part of a choir.The Choir Meets
    • Thursday evenings 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    • The Kildara Centre
    • Rear : 39 Stanhope Street
    • Malvern  3144 Melways 59 C7
Functions CEILIDH held 4 times per year
  • Scots of Victoria Co-ordinating Group
Established:1905 Melbourne