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PEAK ORGANISATIONS

Court of the Lord Lyon   The heraldic authority for Scotland and deals with all matters relating to Scottish Heraldry and Coats of Arms and maintains the Scottish Public Registers of Arms and Genealogies (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs   The SCSC is the definitive and authoritative body for information on Scottish heraldry and the clan system (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Society of Scottish Armigers   Educate the public about the history and meaning of Armorial Bearings within the Scottish tradition
Council of Scottish Armigerous Clans & Families   To help member clans obtain official recognition as clans by the election or confirmation of a hereditary Chief by the Lord Lyon, King of Arms of Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland   Supporting the study and enjoyment of Scotland’s past to promote the understanding and conservation of Scotland’s historical and archaeological environment for the benefit of all (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Council of Scottish Clans and Associations (USA)   COSCA serves as a clearing house for clan and association activities throughout the USA
Clans And Scottish Societies Of Canada (Canada)   CASSOC serves as a clearing house for clan and association activities throughout Canada
Scottish Clans Association (New Zealand)   SCANZ serves as a clearing house for clan and association activities throughout New Zealand
Celtic Council of Australia   Official website of the Celtic Council of Australia
Pipe Bands Association of Australia   Information about Pipe Bands Australia
Australian Board of Highland Dancing   Information about Highland Dancing in Australia
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Australia   Information about Scottish Country Dancing in Australia
Comunn Gàidhlig Astràilia
The Scottish Gaelic Association of Australia
  To promote and foster the Gaelic language and culture throughout Australia
Scottish Register of Tartans   The Scottish Register of Tartans was established by an act of the Scottish Parliament in 2008, to protect, promote and preserve tartan (Scotland)

EDUCATION

Sydney University - Celtic Studies   Celtic Studies provides the academic study of the Celtic languages, past and present (including Scots Gaelic from 2015), and the culture and history of the Celts
University of Highlands & Islands, Scotland   Distance learning on a range of Scottish studies including Highlands & Islands history, culture and Gaelic

SCOTTISH DRESS

Scottish Register of Tartans   The Scottish Register of Tartans was established by an act of the Scottish Parliament in 2008, to protect, promote and preserve tartan. The Register is a database of tartan designs, maintained by the National Records of Scotland
Wearing the kilt   A history of the kilt and how to wear it (Wikipedia)
Scottish Tartans Authority   A charity that is one of the world's most authoritative source on tartan and Highland dress
Tartans of Scotland   Find a tartan in the records of the Scottish Tartans World Register

SCOTTISH GATHERINGS IN AUSTRALIA

Australia Day Celtic Festival
North Sydney, NSW
  A Celtic Festival on Australia Day to celebrate our forebears in the wonderful setting of St Leonard's Park,Miller St, North Sydney
- held on 26 January
National Multicultural Festival
Canberra, ACT
  A major multicultural event in Australia's Capital, including a Scottish/Celtic concert
- held in February
Scots Day Out
Bendigo, Vic
  It's like no other Scottish celebration of culture and tradition in Australia and brings thousands of people to soak up the atmosphere
- held on the second Saturday of February
Mt Barker Highland Gathering
Mt Barker, SA
  The highlight of the year for Scottish folk in South Australia and further afield
- held in February
Geelong Highland Gathering
Geelong, Vic
  One of Victoria's largest annual highland gatherings
- held on the first weekend in March
Ringwood Highland Gathering
Ringwood, Vic
  A celebration of Scottish culture
- held in March
Bundanoon Highland Gathering
Bundanoon, NSW
  A highland gathering in the southern highlands of NSW
- always held on the first weekend in April
Maclean Highland Gathering
Maclean, NSW
  Pipe Bands, Dancing, Games, Clans
- held in early April
The Australian Celtic Festival
Glen Innes, NSW
  Come and celebrate all things Celtic at the annual Australian Celtic Festival
- held in May
Berry Celtic Festival
Berry, NSW
  Come and celebrate all things Celtic at the annual Berry Celtic Festival
- held in May
Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival
Wingham, NSW
  Highland games and fair. Sunday's Scottish Colloqium will discuss matters of interest to clans and associations
- held in May
Aberdeen Highland Games
Aberdeen, NSW
  A full range of Scottish events, pipe bands, highland and country dancing and heavy games, with medieval re-enactments
- held on the first Saturday in July
Scotland in the Park
Greenbank, Qld
  Presented by the Scottish Clans Congress of Queensland, there will be a pipe band competition, a Highland dancing competition, Scottie dogs, clan tents, Scottish vendors, as well as an array of community information and display and food tents
- held in July
Clans on the Coast
Nelson Bay, NSW
  A Scottish Festival of pipe bands, dancing and entertainment, with clans and crafts
- held in September
Armadale Highland Gathering
Armadale, WA
  Western Australia’s largest Scots-themed event
- held in September
Canberra Highland Gathering
Kambah, ACT
  A traditional Scottish Highland Gathering with the ACT Pipe Band Championships, pipe bands, highland dancing, heavy events, folk music, clans and Scottish fare
- held in October

SCOTTISH MUSIC, LANGUAGE

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

  Taking place on the esplanade of Edinburgh's iconic Castle, expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance
C̣isir Ghàidhlig Astràilianach
Australian Gaelic Singers

  Promoting Scots Gaelic music and culture while enjoying ourselves at the same time
Comunn Gàidhlig Astràilia
The Scottish Gaelic Association of Australia

  To promote and foster the Gaelic language and culture throughout Australia
Comunn Gàidhlig Bhioctoria
Scottish Gaelic Society of Victoria
  Members are enthusiastic about keeping the Gaelic language alive, including the The Scottish Gaelic Choir of Victoria
Sabhal Ṃr Ostaig
A national Scottish centre for Gaelic language and culture
  Sabhal Ṃr Ostaig is an independent public higher education college of the University of the Highlands and Islands in the south of the Isle of Skye. Uniquely, its medium of instruction is Scottish Gaelic.
More info about Sabhal Ṃr Ostaig here

SCOTTISH FOOD & DRINK

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society   An organisation founded upon convivial company,
stimulating conversation and, most of all,
the enjoyment of uncommonly good single malt
Scottish food guide   A list of some of the more traditional Scottish food and drink

SCOTTISH HERALDRY & SCOTTISH-AUSTRALIAN GENEALOGY

Court of the Lord Lyon   The heraldic authority for Scotland and deals with all matters relating to Scottish Heraldry and Coats of Arms and maintains the Scottish Public Registers of Arms and Genealogies (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Society of Scottish Armigers   Educate the public about the history and meaning of Armorial Bearings within the Scottish tradition
Scotland's People   One of the largest online sources of original genealogical information. If you are researching UK genealogy, your Scottish ancestry or building your Scottish family tree, they have almost 90 million records to look through with a comprehensive choice of Scottish records to bring your Scotland ancestry to life.
Family Search   The largest collection of free family history, family tree
and genealogy records in the world
Border Art   Genealogy clan maps of Scotland and Ireland

ONLINE BOOKS, MAGAZINES, PAPERS, ...

The Scottish Banner   The Scottish community's favorite international monthly publication for ex-pat Scots or those with an interest in Scottish culture and tradition
Scots Heritage Magazine   The official magazine of the Standing Council of Scottish Clan Chiefs, Scots Heritage is a quarterly publication which has a large following amongst the worldwide Scottish diaspora
The Scots Magazine   The world's most widely-read Scottish interest publication
Scottish Field   Scotland's quality lifestyle magazine with Scottish photographs and articles about Scottish life

SCOTTISH DANCING

Scottish Dance Groups in Australia   Links to Scottish dance groups in Australia
Scots on the Rocks   Dedicated to promoting Scottish country dancing in Sydney

SCOTLAND ON-LINE

Scotland.org - The Official Gateway to Scotland   Comprehensive website covering the history, culture, landscape, events, food, drink and people of Scotland
VisitScotland
Scotland's national tourism organisation
  Plan your break in Scotland with great deals on accommodation, travel advice and a variety of things to see and do
National Galleries of Scotland   Offers one of the world’s finest collections of Western art ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day
National Library of Scotland   NLS digital resources on-line - Scots Abroad: Stories of Scottish emigration
National Museums of Scotland   A journey of discovery through the history of Scotland and around the world, taking in the wonders of nature, art, design and fashion and science and technology
National Trust for Scotland   Preservation and conservation of natural and human heritage that is significant to Scotland and the world
Tartan Footprint social media   A social media site provided by Scotclans for clan societies
Electric Scotland   A treasure trove of information on Scottish history

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