Bundanoon Highland Gathering (Bundanoon is Brigadoon)
Saturday 02 April 2022
The 43rd Annual Highland Gathering!
This annual event began in October 1978, its principle aims to raise funds for local charities and bring tourists to Bundanoon in particular thereby benefiting local businesses, guesthouses and hotels. Continuing to this day, “Bundanoon is Brigadoon” has become one of the most successful events staged in the area.
From its humble beginnings of a handful of pipe bands and spectators, and is recognised worldwide and has grown into one of the finest Highland Gatherings in Australia
The gathering is a non-profit, charity event that readily distributes the funds from the day to local charities and volunteer groups that assist the organisers.
To date, they have disbursed AUD1.5 Million back into the local community
Street Parade: 25 Pipe Bands, Clans, Floats
At The Oval:
Massed Pipes and Drums Display
Opening Ceremony by Chieftain of the Day
Scottish Country Dancing and Scottish Highland Dancing
Individual Pipe Band performances throughout the day
Southern Highlands Kennel and Obedience Club
Entertainment Area incorporating The Fiddlers Tent
Bonnie Bairns Competition for Children under five years
Children's Games Traditional and not so Traditional All age group
Brigadoon Challenge: Caber Toss and Stone Put, Audience participation.
The Australian Highland Heavy Weight Championship, Five events, One Champion
The Tartan Warriors-Lifting the Bundanoon Stones
Massed Pipes and Drums finale with the Lone Piper
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss
Allows a person's carer free entry into participating venues and events