– 40th Annual Highland Gathering
Saturday 1st April 2017
The Ultimate Scottish Experience
Bundanoon has over the past 39 years gained the envious reputation throughout Australia as the Premier location for hosting the traditional Scottish Highland Games. Every year in April between 12-16,000 Australians, many not necessarily of Scottish descent make an annual pilgrimage to this outstanding event to enjoy and participate in the gathering known, as ”Bundanoon is Brigadoon”.
Brigadoon in 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the highland gathering in Bundanoon. The Brigadoon 40th Anniversary Festival will celebrate this occasion. Beginning with a Burns Supper in January and the launch of a book presenting a pictorial history of the first 40 years of Brigadoon. In March there will be musical concerts, photographic and portrait painting competitions and exhibitions, fashion and baking competitions, craft and historical exhibitions, the unveiling of the Bundanoon Stone to commemorate Brigadoon and the annual Ceilidh in the evening after the Bundanoon Highland Gathering.
“Brigadoon” begins with the sound of Bagpipes drifting across the village from first light in preparation for a day of celebration. The Street Parade starts at 9.30am and features some 20 Pipe Bands from all over the State accompanied by a large variety of decorated floats and marching Clan Societies.
Everyone is made most welcome at the gathering and encouraged to participate in the “Traditional” and not so “traditional” games. The committee recognises this as a “The Ideal Family Day Outing” and encourages mass participation by spectators and especially the children. Spectators can try their luck at “Tossing the Caber”, “Shot Putt”, “Haggis Hurling”, Kilted Races”, “Egg Throwing” and Water Toss. There is also a Bonny Bairns highland dress competition for all the proud parents.
Throughout the day you can enjoy Highland and Scottish Country dance demonstrations, and for those who like to try something new you are cordially invited to join in. There are 30 Scottish Clans and Societies tents and they have their own area where many people make their way to enquire about their Scottish heritage and ancestry.
Enjoy the best of Scotland with a “wee” bit of Aussie flavour… Without paying the airfare!
Concessions $18 (only available to holders of an Age Pension Card).
Click here for visit the Brigadoon website
Publicity Officer: Alaistair
Phone: 02 4883 7471
Stalls: Phone: 02 483 7790
updated Dec, 2015