Canberra Highland Gathering

Event Date and Time: 

Saturday, October 6, 2012 (All day)

Pipe Band Championships. Kambar Oval, Kerr Street, Kambah 10am - 5pm. Entry Free. Evening function, Ceildh, at Burns Club 7.30pm, entry $25 pp. Under 16 yrs free.

Update: (September 17th by Alan McRae) - Clan MacRae Society attending Canberra Scottish Highland Gathering

The Clan MacRae Society of Australia and New Zealand will have their clan marquee at the Canberra Scottish Highland Gathering on Saturday 6th October, 2012. The Scottish Highland Gathering will take place on Kambah Oval in Kett Street, Kambah. Entry to the day is free and it is open from 10am to 5pm.

Alan McRae, President of the Clan MacRae Society of Australia and New Zealand, will be in attendance on the day. Elma McRae, Clan secretary, intends to be at the Gathering also. Other MacRaes/McRaes will be visiting the marquee and display and anyone who is a descendant of any MacRae, no matter what the spelling is welcome and encouraged to attend.   

The event is being hosted by the Canberra College of Piping & Drumming with this second annual Scottish Highland Gathering being followed by a traditional Scottish Ceilidh night at the Canberra Burns Club.

In the true traditions of Scottish Highland Games there will be a wide variety of events. In addition to featuring the A.C.T. Pipe Band Championships, the day will also feature Highland and Irish dancing displays, folk music, massed pipes and drums, a concert band, heavy event displays and Clan tents along with lots of interesting food and other Scottish and all sorts of stalls.

It’s a great day out at this family friendly event where the MacRae Clan, other Scots, those of Scots descent, and those simply interested in Scottish music and culture can come along and join in the festivities. 

The Clan MacRae Society attended the 2011 Gathering which was a great success and this has given the Canberra College of Piping & Drumming confidence to turn it into an annual event.

For further information contact Alan McRae on 02 63315404 or email