WIN A Double Pass to Scottish Fling Festival

Looking for something to do in Melbourne with the weather heating up and the sun showing more of its head? I have come across something I think is great, and certainly is scheduled into my diary for a weekend in November.

The Immigration Museum will be alive with Scottish culture on 16 November for the Scottish Fling Festival, a celebration of all things Scottish.

The Immigration Museum is hosting a one-day Scottish Fling Festival on Sunday 16 November. Visitors will enjoy pipe bands, traditional and contemporary folk music, plus energetic performances from highland and country dancers. There’ll be traditional Scottish food, Shetland ponies and special workshops exploring the renaissance in the Scottish whisky industry.

Here is some of the thing that you will experience on the day:
 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.
 Hail the Haggis
Pay homage to the haggis with the Roberts Burns Club. Sink your teeth into classic haggis, black pudding, square sausage, Scotch broth, 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 renaissance of? the Scottish whisky industry. Melbourne-based distillers Nippy Sweetie Whiskies walk you through fine regional drams (additional fee and bookings required).
 Tartan Up
Help us weave an entirely new kind of tartan with coloured tape on the museum walls and floor, as part of Team Tartan 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 Team Tartan group 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.
 Family Tree
Explore your own clan and family roots with the Scottish Ancestry Group, Scottish Clans and the Armorial and Heraldry Society of Australasia in Association with The Scottish Knights Templar.

The festival runs alongside the Scots Wha Hae exhibition, which tells the story of Scottish migration to Victoria and its impact on culture, governance, business and education.

Scottish Fling Festival
Sunday 16 Nov 2014 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Immigration Museum
400 Flinders Street, Melbourne
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
13 11 02, or online at Book tickets early to avoid queues, workshop places limited
How would you like to win 1 of 3 double passes to the Scottish Fling Festival? 3B’s and the Immigration Mueseum Melbourne have teamed up and are offering 3 doubles to this event that sounds both fun and educating, you never know you may turn out finding something you didn’t know about your heritage.
All you have to do is tell me in 25 WOL Why you would like to come along to the Scottish Fling Festival.
Competition Closes 12th November 2014
Winners will be notified via email and if not claimed within 32hrs, a re-draw will be in place.

Scottish Fling Festival