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What is hiding under the kilt?
Listen up wee lads and lassies, Scots Day Out is a yearly celebration of all things Scottish held right in the centre of Bendigo in picturesque Rosalind Park. It will be held on Saturday 3 March 2018 and is expected to attract 5000 people.

Watch the spectacular and colourful parade of pipe bands, drums, dancers and clans carrying their banners down historic View Street at 10am to kick-off the Scots Day Out celebrations.

Australia's pipe bands will entertain the crowd throughout the day with their competition performances and then come together in a stirring finale massed band presentation.

The Central Victorian Highland Dancing Classic is a feature event of Scots Day Out attracting dancers from across Australia for the Scottish Official Board competition. The dancers will also come together for a stunning and colourful finale, performing the highland fling to the music of the massed pipes and drums

With Highland and Scottish country dancing and Celtic folk music, there will be plenty of free fun for the whole family and plenty of opportunities to kick up your heels and perform your own highland fling.

Scots Day Out
Why not have a fling?

Why not try the traditional haggis or enjoy the whisky tastings, delicious shortbread, venison and other Scottish treats and delicacies on offer. There will also be a range of stalls with Scottish crafts and goods for sale.

There will also be competitions for the best home-made shortbread. Here's a simple and great recipe to get you started.

Events associated with Scots Day Out will include highlights from the Edinburgh Short Film Festival at La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre and the Ceilidh at The Metropolitan after the Scots Day Out.​

Scots Day Out
Clans gather in their tartan

Did you know that Bendigo Tartan is the official tartan of the City of Greater Bendigo and was listed in the Scottish Register of Tartans on 9 September 2015? Well, now you do!

So grab your kilts and bring your Bravehearts along to Bendigo for a great day out.

For visitors travelling from Melbourne, Bendigo is a comfortable 90 minutes drive along recently completed four-lane divided Calder Freeway (A79). Why not stay a few days if you're coming from out of town? Bendigo Tourism has a range of accommodation options available close to the action. Head to the website to book your accommodation and information about all the things to see and do in historical Bendigo.
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Why? Fancy a highland fling?
When: Saturday 3 March 2018 from 10am
Phone: 04195497843
Where: Rosalind Park Bendigo
Cost: Free
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A good excuse for a trip to Bendigo. Interesting that the city has its own official tartan.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9628) 1595 days ago
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