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BONNIE WINGHAM SCOTTISH FESTIVAL

24th May - 31st May, 2020

About Our Festival

Wingham is a small township 20min drive west of Taree on the beautiful mid-north coast of New South Wales. It is situated on the banks of the Manning River and represents the furthest navigational point of the river.
Wingham has had a long history of Scottish influence, beginning with the settling of Scottish immigrants in the early 1800s.
They arrived with very few possessions and struggled to establish a way of life in a sometimes hostile environment, surviving the pneumonic influenza pandemic of 1918-19, severe floods and devastating droughts.
They helped make the townships of Wingham, Mt George, Tinonee and Gloucester what they are today. Many descendants of these early settlers still reside in the district and are very proud of their Scottish heritage.
The 16th Scottish Festival celebrates the lives and culture of these early Australians and welcomes people of all nationalities to join with us.
Each year the number of participating clans increases. The enthusiasm is still there!

Clan Inspection

Our Festival Program

Sunday 24th May

2.00pm - Sunday Concert

Enjoy an afternoon of singing and music by many local artists.

(Catholic Church, Farquhar St)

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Friday 29th May

7.30am - Braveheart Breakfast     (Central Park)

9.30am - Heritage Bus Tour.   Fully conducted tour.

Morning tea provided.   (Museum)

10.30am - CWA Shortbread Baking Competition

(CWA Rooms, Isabella St)

12 noon - 9 Hole Clash of the Clans Mixed Tournament

(Wingham Golf Course)

3.00pm - Judging of Shop Windows     (Town Centre)

5.30pm - Chieftain's Welcome     (Wingham Services Club)

7.00pm - Clan Gathering and Ceilidh

(Wingham Services Club)

Saturday 30th May

9.30am - Festival Street Parade     (Bent St)
10.00-3.30pm - Highland Fair     (Central Park)

Highland Games, Pipe Bands, Highland Dancing,
Quintet Competition and best dressed Scottish Themed Dog competition.

7.00pm - Grand Scottish Ball

Dance the night away
and enjoy the pomp
and ceremony of the
Scots.

Meal provided.

(Wingham Services Club)

Sunday 31st May

7.30am - Lay Led Thanksgiving Service and Blessing

of the Banners.

(Riverside Reserve)


8.00am - Breakfast & Farewell

Enjoy a relaxing breakfast

and chat down by the

peaceful Manning River.

(Riverside Reserve)

Thanksgiving

Our Sponsors

We sincerely thank and greatly appreciate the following sponsors of the 2020 Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival. Without their enthusiastic support the event would not be possible.