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Melbourne Tartan Festival

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by Ian Gill (subscribe)
I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
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The Melbourne Tartan Festival is a celebration of Scottish heritage staged over 12-days from Wednesday 10th to Sunday 21st July with a variety of highland themed events staged at venues around Melbourne.

Victoria Melbourne Scotland Scottish Tartan Festival Festivals Highland Heritage Family Fun and Entertainment Music and Dance
Melbourne Tartan Festival celebrates everything that's Scottish from bagpipe music to highland dance and great whisky.


Keynote events include a Whisky Dinner at Westin Melbourne on Wednesday 10th July commencing at 6.30 PM.

Guests will take a tour of Scotland with a 5-course dinner menu paired with a selection whisky from some of Scotland's finest distilleries. Tickets cost $180 per person.

The Victorian Pipers Association Championships will be staged at Presbyterian Ladies College, Burwood on Saturday 13th July between 9 AM and 4.30 PM. The Championships are a FREE event.

Victoria Melbourne Scotland Scottish Tartan Festival Festivals Highland Heritage Family Fun and Entertainment Music and Dance
The festival is 12 days of everything Scottish winding up with a pipe band parade down Collins Street on Sunday 21st July.


That evening there'll also be a concert by the Hawthorn Pipe Band at Hawthorn Arts Centre commencing at 7.30 PM. Tickets cost Adults $35 and Concession $20.

For a full list of events and admission costs, go to the website www.melbournetartanfestival.com.au

The festival will conclude on Sunday 21st July with a Pipe Band Parade down Collins Street commencing at 2 PM.

If there's even the smallest drop of Scottish blood in your body, you won't want to miss the 2019 Melbourne Tartan Festival.

Victoria Melbourne Scotland Scottish Tartan Festival Festivals Highland Heritage Family Fun and Entertainment Music and Dance
Highland music, dance, great food and whisky - sounds great to me. Photo: Copyright Ian Gill Footloose Media

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Why? Take the opportunity to celebrate the heritage of Scotland with highland music and dance, great food, whisky and more.
When: Wednesday 10th to Sunday 21st July
Phone: 0417 125 013
Where: Venues around Melbourne
Cost: Some events are free but other admission costs vary depending on the event and venue.
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This sounds like fun. I love the Scottish heritage.
by Amanda I (score: 2|819) 453 days ago
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