Clan Ross Association of New Zealand

Clan Ross Association of NZ

Spem Successus Alit – Success Nourishes Hope

January

151st Waipu Highland Games 1st January every year

159th Turakina Highland Games Saturday, 27 January 2024

February

VUW Wellington Scottish Interest Group. Meetings are on the 28th day of the month (Feb – Oct) 7.15pm, held at Victoria University of Wellington Law School Buildings, Lambton Quay – entrance door Bunny Street. Visitors welcome, no charge for regular meetings, Scottish blood not necessary!

31st Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo Saturday 10th of February 2024, 9am to 9pm, at the Paeroa Domain

March

Pipes in the Park Sat 2nd March 2024 Waitangi Park Wellington

New Zealand Pipe Band Championships will be held at the Onewa Domain on Auckland’s North Shore on Friday 15th – Saturday 16th March 2024

International Bagpipe Day 10th March

April

Tartan Day is a Scottish heritage celebration on 6 April.

Te Anau Tartan Festival in 2025

May

Clan Ross AGM and Gathering Friday 17th to Sunday 19th – 2024,
At The Hotel Nelson - With Flames on 40 Restaurant

June

July

International Tartan Day is held on the 1st.

Bagpipe Appreciation Day 27th

August

September

October

November

The Auckland Highland Games next event TBA.

Hororata Highland Games Christchurch, Canterbury 9th November 2024

December

Jenny Mair Highland Square Day Sat 9th Dec 2023 Palmerston North


St. Duthac’s Church in Tain

St. Duthac’s Church in Tain, Scotland. Interesting early history involving Clan Ross, worth a visit as it is onsite with Tain Museum and Clan Ross Centre. A place where Rosses return from all over the world.


Balnagown Castle

Balnagown Castle the early historical seat of power of Clan Ross. A great place to arrange a visit while in Tain. Over the years it had become derelict, until Al Fayed (was at the time owner of Harrods) bought the castle and estate which he restored.


Canterbury Caledonian Society

Canterbury Caledonian Society competing at the 2021 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships.

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