Australian Branch

News & Events

New Australia Branch Webmaster

Jane Foxe, from Queensland supports the Australian Branch with its online content. If you have news or know of an upcoming event you can e-mail Jane on .

Please note that the Membership form has now been uploaded onto the main Australian page. We would love to welcome more cousins to the Clan Macpherson Association in 2021 and beyond. Ceud mile fàilte.

Activities across the Country

January 2021

1st January - The Maryborough Highland Gathering - Maryborough Victoria. CANCELLED. Start the year off at Australia's oldest continuous running sporting event with pipe bands, Scottish dance, stalls and more at Princes Park. Info: 03 5461 1480 or www.highlandsociety.com.au

February 2021

21st February - Richmond Highland Gathering, Richmond, TAS.CANCELLED. St Andrew Society of Hobart will again be holding its annual Highland Gathering on the Village Green, with Pipe Band displays from across Tasmania. Scottish dancing and stalls. Info: Di Cornish 0408 528 658.

27th February - Scots Day Out, Bendigo, VIC.CLAN MACPHERSON TENT.CANCELLED. Scots Day Out will be a day filled with fun, tartan, entertainment and events and it's free at Rosalind Park. Info: www.scotsdayout.com

March 2021

6th March - Liverpool Plains Military Tattoo, Quirindi, NSW. The event aims to showcase military bands in both a competition and exhibition format and pays homage to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Longfield Oval Sporting Precinct, Henry Street. Info: www.liverpoolplainsmilitarytattoo.com.au

21st March - Geelong Highland Gathering. CLAN MACPHERSON TENT.CANCELLED. Victoria's largest and best Highland Gathering, presented by the Geelong Highland Gathering Association. This will be held at Goldsworthy Reserve, Goldsworthy Rd Corio. Events include the 2019 South Pacific Heavy Games Championships. For more information visit www.geelonghighlandgathering.org.au.

28th March - Ringwood Highland Games, Ringwood - Wantirna, VIC. CLAN MACPHERSON TENT. Melbourne's only Highland Games with pipe bands, Scottish dancers, dogs, Clan and Scottish Stalls at J.W. Manson Reserve, Selkirk Ave. For more information visit www.ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au

April 2021

April - Australian Pipe Band Championships, Maryborough (VIC).CANCELLED. Info: 03 5461 1480 or www.highlandsociety.com.au

2nd - 3rd April - 117th Maclean Highland Gathering at the Maclean Showground, Maclean, NSW. In the Scottish town of Australia with full pipe band and solo piping competitions, Highland dancers, stalls and more. Info: www.macleanhighlandgathering.com.au

17th April - Brigadoon - The Bundanoon Highland Gathering. CLAN MACPHERSON TENT. This is Australia’s largest Scottish Event with pipe bands, singers, dancers, strong man competitions, Clan village, stalls and more. Info: 02 4883 7471 or www.brigadoon.org.au

29th April - 2nd May - Australian Celtic Festival at Glen Innes, NSW. Celebrating Celtic culture amongst the Australian Standing Stones with music, a street parade, kirking of the Tartan, massed pipe bands, buskers, workshops, market stalls and Celtic foods. Info: www.australiancelticfestival.com

June 2021

4th - 6th June -Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival, Wingham NSW. CLAN MACPHERSON have been named the CLAN of HONOUR for this event... more details here CLAN MACPHERSON TENT. Presented by Manning Valley Historical Society a week long program of Scottish themed events including a Scottish concert, dancing, Highland games, genealogy fair, highland games, ceilidh and more. Info: John 02 6556 9051 bonnie-wingham-scottish-festival.manninghistorical.org

July 2021

3rd July - Aberdeen Highland Games, Aberdeen NSW. Fun for all the family with Clans, Highland and country dancing, pipe bands, Tartan Warriors, Kilted Dash and more. Jefferson Park. Info: Susan Cook 0411 097 724 or visit www.aberdeenhighlandgames.com

December 2021

4th December - Daylesford Highland Gathering in Victoria. For more information visit www.daylesfordhighland.com