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Scottish Week is Cancelled for 2020
It is with much regret but an understanding of the significance of the COVID-19 virus threat that faces all of us that the Scottish Australian Heritage Council has decided to cancel Scottish Week in 2020.
We will be back with a great line-up of Scottish-Australian cultural and heritage presentations for you in Scottish Week 2021 (late June).
Impact of COVID-19 virus on Scottish and Celtic events (March to November 2020)
After the Prime Minister’s statement on 15 March 2020 advising events where there is more than 500 people should be cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus, many events have advised that they will cancel or postpone. Additionally, indoor events for more than 100 people (incl. staff) are banned.
Further decisions by governments on 29 March have limited the number for people to gather in a group outdoors of up to 2 people and for essential purposes only.

The SAHC has compiled the status of these events for the foreseeable future.
Check the event's website or facebook site for specific details and information about ticket refunds.
Details are shown in our calendar (click on the link above).

Note: This is virtually all events in 2020 from March 2020.

IN SUMMARY (at 1 September 2020):

The Captain Cook 250th anniversary voyage has been SUSPENDED

Year of Scotland in Australia 2020: CANCELLED

The following events are cancelled:
* Sun 29 March: Ringwood Highland Games & Celtic Festival, Ringwood, Vic
* Sun 29 March: Swan Valley Highland Games, Elmar’s in the Valley, Henley Brook, WA
* Sat 4 April: Bundanoon Highland Gathering, Bundanoon, NSW - Now 17 April 2021
* Sat 4 April: Australian Pipe Band Championships, Maryborough, Vic - Now 10-11 April 2021
* Sun 5 April: Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan in remembrance of the Scottish Radicals, 200th Anniversary
* Mon 6 April: Declaration of Arbroath dinner (SAHC), Sydney, NSW
* Sat 11 April: Maclean Highland Gathering, Maclean, NSW
* Tue 25 April: Anzac Day - Parades nationally and The Scottish Act of Remembrance, Sydney, NSW
* Wed 29 April: Meeting of Two Cultures ceremony, Sutherland Shire, NSW
* Thu 30+ April: Australian Celtic Festival, Glen Innes, NSW
* Sat 2+ May: Australian Celtic Festival, Glen Innes, NSW
* Sat 2 May: Forby Sutherland Ceilidh, Sutherland Shire, NSW
* Sun 3 May: Forby Sutherland Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan, Sutherland Shire, NSW
* Sun 17 May: Parc Menai Celtic Festival, Sutherland Shire, NSW
* Sat 23 May: Berry Celtic Festival, Berry, NSW
* Sat 30 May: Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival, Wingham, NSW
* Fri 6+ June: National Celtic Festival, Portarlington, Vic
* Sun 14 June: Townsville Tartan Day, Townsville, Qld
* Fri 26+ June: Scottish Week, Sydney (SAHC), Sydney, NSW
* Wed 1+ July: Robert Burns Scottish Festival, Camperdown, Vic
* Sat 4 July: Aberdeen Highland Gathering, Aberdeen, NSW
* Sat 11+ July: Melbourne Tartan Festival, Melbourne, Vic
* Sat 25 July: International Tartan Day, Brisbane, Qld
* Sat 8 August: Hunter Valley Highland Games, Saltire Estate, Lovedale, NSW
* 13 -16 August: Scots in the Bush festival, Boondooma Homestead, Boondooma, Qld
* Sat 19 September: Clans on the Coast Celtic Festival, Nelson Bay, NSW
* Sat 10 October: Canberra Highland Gathering, Kambah, ACT
* Sun 4 October: Armadale Highland Gathering and Perth Kilt Run, Armadale, WA
* Sun 1 November: Central Coast Scottish Spectacular, Gosford, NSW

[1 September 2020]

SAHC Membership 2020
Please join the SAHC or renew your membership. We value your continuing support for Scottish culture and heritage in Australia.

It is especially important for those organisations/associations that wish to participate in the SAHC's insurance policy program (calendar year commencing on 1 January 2020).

Download one of the forms that is relevant to you either as an individual/family/student or as an organisation/society.

Click here to go to the membership page where you will find these forms

[26 July 2020]

Have you seen our Frequently Asked Questions?

We have posted some information for you at the FAQ tab about:
* Honoured Guests for Scottish Week
* Australia Tartan
* Scottish Australian flag
* Who can call themselves a 'Laird', 'Lord' or 'Lady'? (about souvenir plots of land schemes)
* Can I fly the Royal Arms of Scotland (the “Lion Rampant”)?
* Who wears what feathers?
* Legend of the Saltire
* Wearing a tartan sash
* Flowers of the Forest
* What are the jurisdictions of the heraldic authorities?
* The galley in Scottish heraldry
* "Edwin Clement Hosking (1896-1966) - singer, teacher, folklorist" by John Coombs (revised)

[19 May 2016]

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