Scottish Fling Festival

Sunday 16 Nov 2014

Get your kilt on with Victoria’s Scottish community at this one-day cultural festival.

Legs of Scottish dancers Source: Kara Lorgelly Photography  

From Highland dancing to haggis, bagpipes to Burns, Shetland ponies to Scottish haiku music – there’s something for the whole clan.

Piping Hot Scots

Thrill to the stirring sounds of pipe bands, traditional and contemporary folk music, and the beautiful voices of the Scottish Gaelic Choir. Admire the fancy footwork of Highland and country dancers and join the fiddle frenzy as Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club play old and new tunes, alongside Taliska, Fiona Ross & Band, Matthew Robertson and David South. Discover what Scottish haiku poetry set to music sounds like with a capella group Icon Trio. 

Homage to Haggis

Pay homage to the haggis with the Roberts Burns Club. Sink your teeth into classic haggis, black pudding, square sausage, potato scones, clootie dumplings, shortbread and oat cakes, washed down with Irn-Bru or speciality teas.

Whisky Workshops

Sample the ‘water of life’ in workshops that explore the huge renaissance in the Scottish whisky industry. Nippie Sweetie Whiskies walk you through fine regional drams (bookings required).

Tartan Up

Help us weave an entirely new kind of tartan with coloured tape on the museum walls and floor, led by Scottish-born artist Briony Barr. Find out all about the history of the kilt and the development of Victoria’s tartan. Wear your own kilt and tartan on the day, with traditional, creative and top-to-toe approaches rewarded!

For the Wee Ones

Try family tree craft activities, join in the fun of the group tartan artwork... and did we mention Shetland ponies?

Shetland Ponies & Mini-Golf

Join Scotland’s most famous miniatures for a selfie, a pat or a ride (gold coin donation). Roll up for a round of the royal and ancient Scottish game of golf – also in miniature.


Explore your own clan and family roots with the Scottish Ancestry Group, Scottish Clans and the Armorial and Heraldry Society.

Scots Wha Hae

Find out more about Scottish migration and culture in Victoria with new community exhibition Scots Wha Hae: 200 Years of Scottish Influence.

Festival developed in collaboration with the Victorian Scottish community.
Festival program supported by Victorian Multicultural Commission.


Event Type: Special Event

Sunday 16 Nov 2014
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Immigration Museum 

Festival Day entry fee:
Adults $15 (includes museum and exhibition entry)
Children, Concession and MV Members FREE

Whisky Tasting Workshops additional fee:
Adults $23 Concession $20 MV Members $20 MV Member Concession $17

Bookings: phone 131102

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