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Highland Gatherings & Kilted Events

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PBASA Pirates Highland Gathering 2024

Date: April 13, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Pirates Sports Club, 25 Braeside Road, Greenside, Johannesburg
Pirates Highland Gathering 2024

There will be a Flea Market, Food Stalls and most importantly Pipe Bands competing throughout the day.

South Coast Highlands Gathering 2024

Date: April 27, 2024
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Lions Club of Amanzimtoti Lions Club - Home of the Highlands Gathering
South Coast Highland Gathering 2024

At Amanzimtoti Lions Club. Parking at Amanzimtoti Rugby Club

Jeppe Highland Gathering 2024

Date: May 18, 2024
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Jeppe High School for Boys Cnr Roberts Avenue and Good Hope Street. Kensington, Johannesburg
Jeppe Boys Highland Gathering 2024

Attention all music and dance lovers! Get ready for a day full of vibrant rhythms and high-energy performances at the Jeppe Highland Gathering on May 18th, 2024! Join us to celebrate the Jeppe Pipe Bands’ 81st Anniversary with an exciting showcase of pipe bands and Highland dancing.
But that’s not all – we’re also collaborating with The Urban Markets to offer you a wide variety of food and craft stalls, making it a perfect day out for the whole family!
So, come and immerse yourself in the festivities with us. Let’s commemorate the Jeppe Pipe Bands’ 80 years of music excellence in style! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to enjoy a day filled with fantastic music, delicious food, and unique crafts. Bring along your family and friends too and make memories that will last a lifetime!

De La Salle Highland Gathering 2024 (Championship)

Date: June 1, 2024
Time: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: At De La Salle Holy Cross College 2-22 Road No. 3, Victory Park, Johannesburg
De La Salle Holy Cross College Highland Gathering 2024

Spread the news! The De La Salle Highland Gathering takes place on Saturday 1st June 2024. Now awarded Championship Status, the pipe band competition will be fierce, and we’re told the 2024 event will be their BIGGEST gathering to date! Catering to suit all tastes will be available all day, as well as coffee vendors, a tea garden and, of course, the very popular beer garden! There will be activities for kids, from toddlers to teens and a market of hand-picked stalls catering for shoppers and browsers will have a diverse range of must-have items on offer.
Gates open at 8 am – Closing – 7 pm
Ticket prices: Entrance – R50 | Pensioners – R30 | VIP parking – R30 (Only 400 tickets) | Children’s area (3 – 7 years old) – R100 (including entrance) | Children’s area (8 years upwards) – R150 (including entrance)

Pretoria Boys Highland Gathering (Regional) 2024

Date: June 15, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Pretoria High School Old Boys Club 378 Queens Crescent, Lynwood, Pretoria
Pretoria Boys High School Highland Gathering 2024

Join us at the Pretoria High School Old Boys Club for this year’s edition of our annual Highland Gathering.
In association with the Hazel Food Market, Chamberlains, Lumen, the Pretoria High School Old Boys Association and the PHOBIANS Running club, we look forward to spending a day in the Pretoria sun with you as we enjoy the day’s festivities including performances from the finest Pipe Bands and Highland Dancers that Gauteng has to offer.
Other attractions include:
– Bar with ice cold beer and other refreshments
– Food market
– Craft market
– Tea (and coffee) garden
Entrance: Free
Parking: R50 per car
As always, the Massed Pipes and Drums featuring the Highland Dancers will end off the day.
Performance times will be announced.

St Benedict’s Highland Gathering (Regional Final) 2024

Date: July 13, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: St Benedict's College | Harcus Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston
St. Benedicts Highland Gathering 2024

• Pipe Band Competition • Highland Dancers • Craft Market • Food Market • Beer Tent • Tea Garden • Massed Bands • Join us for a FUN day out for the whole family! Entrance Fee: R50 p.p.

Benoni Highland Gathering 2024

Date: July 27, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Benoni Northerns Sports Club | 1 Brodigan St, Northmead, Benoni
Benoni Highland Gathering 2024 001

Benoni High School Pipe Band Presents The South African Pipe Band Championships & Champion Of Champions
Come Join Us For A Day Filled With Music, Stalls & So Much More.
Adults: R50 Pensioners: R30 Kids U12: FREE

What is a Highland Gathering?

Highland Gatherings, deeply rooted in the rich tapestry of history, can trace their origins across several centuries. These gatherings, often steeped in Scottish tradition and cultural significance, have stood the test of time, evolving and adapting while preserving the essence of their historical legacy.

Originating in the Scottish Highland regions, these events have served as communal celebrations, bringing together communities to showcase their unique customs, food, music, dance, and sporting competitions. Local artisans and vendors often set up stalls to showcase and sell traditional Scottish crafts, jewelry, and clothing. Highland Gatherings typically feature a variety of Scottish cuisine, offering visitors the chance to indulge in traditional dishes such as haggis, neeps and tatties (turnips and potatoes). And who can resist Scottish short-bread made with real butter?

Highland Gatherings traditionally include Highland Games. Whilst few of the South African local gatherings include the games, these are fast making a comeback and have increased in popularity over the last few years.

Visitors, as well as participants in the events, often don traditional Scottish attire. Men can be seen wearing kilts, sporrans, and knee-high socks, while women may wear tartan skirts or dresses. The clothing adds to the cultural richness of the event.

The enduring appeal of Highland Gatherings lies in their ability to connect the present with the past, creating a vibrant tapestry that reflects the resilience and continuity of cultural practices through the ages.


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Which Scottish Clan does my surname belong to?

There is not a tartan for every Scottish name. There are tartans for the Scottish Clans and their septs (associated families) for some lowland families and for geographical districts. Search the Scottish Register of Tartans or feel free to email us for assistance.


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