Throughout the year a number of Highland Games, Ceilidhs, Pipe Band Competitions, and other Scottish cultural gatherings and events take place around New Zealand.
Some of these events have been running for decades - if not hundreds of years - and are rich with tradition and bring about a true expression of cultural identity.
This list acts as a simple guide to the many events that occur around the country. If you need more information about any of these events, please refer to the details provided in the website/contact box.
If you are organising an event, or know of one that you think should be on here, please don't hesitate to contact us on email@example.com and let us know.
|Hamilton Caledonian Society Pipe Band - In Concert||30 September 2017||Hamilton Boys High School, Hamilton||See our Blog for more details.|
|Spirit of the Glens - Northland Caledonian Pipe Band||1 October 2017||Forum North, Whangarei||See our Blog for more details.|
|City of Auckland Pipe Band 75th Anniversary Concert and Ceilidh||7 October 2017||Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, Auckland||See our Blog for more details.|
|Auckland Mini Band Showcase and Solos||14 October 2017||Murphy's Law Irish Pub, Drury, Auckland||See our Blog for more details.|
|Devonport Seasonal Ceilidh||14 October 2017||Holy Trinity Church Hall, Devonport, Auckland||See our Blog for more details.|
|Hamilton Gardens Pipe Band Contest||4 November 2017||Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton|
|Upper Hutt Highland Gathering||4 November 2017||Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt||Contact firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hororata Highland Games||11 November 2017||Hororata Domain, Hororata||http://hororatahighlandgames.org.nz/|
|42nd Auckland Highland Games||18 November 2017||Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland||https://aucklandhighlandgames.wordpress.com/|
|Christchurch Casino Highland Day Contest||2 December 2017||Christchurch||Email email@example.com for more details|
|37th Jenny Mair Highland Square Day (Pipe Band Competition)||9 December 2017||The Square, Palmerston North||http://www.manawatuscottishsociety.com/pages/SqDay.html|
|147th Waipu Highland Games||1 January 2018||Caledonian Park, Waipu||http://www.waipugames.co.nz/|
|154th Turakina Highland Games||27 January 2018||Turakina Domain, Turakina||http://www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz/|
|142nd Waimate Caledonian Games||28 January 2018||Victoria Park, Waimate||http://www.sporty.co.nz/waimatecaledonian|
|25th Paeroa Highland Games and Tattoo||10 February 2018||Paeroa Domain, Paeroa||http://www.paeroahighlandgames.co.nz/|
|92nd New Zealand Pipe Band Championship||9-10 March 2018||Rotorua||http://www.nzpipebands.org.nz/|
|4th NZ Rural Games||9-11 March 2018||The Square, Palmerston North||http://www.ruralgames.co.nz|
|68th Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games||30 March - 1 April 2018||Lindisfarne College, Hastings||Email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|6th Te Anau Tartan Festival||30 March - 1 April 2018||Te Anau Primary School, Te Anau||https://www.facebook.com/TeAnauTartanFestival/|