35th Annual Highland Gathering - Saturday 21 April 2012
The "Ultimate Scottish Experience"
Bundanoon has over the past 34 years gained the envious reputation throughout Australia as the Premier location for hosting the traditional Scottish Highland Games. Every year in April between 12-16,000 Australians, many not necessarily of Scottish descent make an annual pilgrimage to this outstanding event to enjoy and participate in the gathering known, as ”Bundanoon is Brigadoon”.
“Brigadoon” begins with the sound of Bagpipes drifting across the village from first light in preparation for a day of celebration. The Street Parade starts at 9.30am and features some 20 Pipe Bands from all over the State accompanied by a large variety of decorated floats and marching Clan Societies.
Everyone is made most welcome at the gathering and encouraged to participate in the “Traditional” and not so “traditional” games. The committee recognises this as a “The Ideal Family Day Outing” and encourages mass participation by spectators and especially the children. Spectators can try their luck at “Tossing the Caber”, “Shot Putt”, “Haggis Hurling”, Kilted Races”, “Egg Throwing” and Water Toss. There is also a Bonny Bairns highland dress competition for all the proud parents.
Throughout the day you can enjoy Highland and Scottish Country dance demonstrations. There are 30 Scottish Clans and Societies tents and they have their own area where many people make their way to enquire about their Scottish heritage and ancestry.