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On Sunday 16 November the Immigration Museum will be holding a one-day Scottish Fling Festival to celebrate the launch of a new community exhibition exploring Scottish migration and culture in Victoria called Scots Wha Hae (Lowland Scots for ‘Scots Who Have’).

Visitors can enjoy pipe bands, traditional and contemporary folk music, the singers of the Scottish Gaelic Choir and watch highland dancing performances.

Little ones can ride a Shetland pony, try family tree craft activities, play mini golf and join in the fun of the Team Tartan group artwork. Adults can book into whisky tasting workshops exploring the renaissance in the Scottish whisky industry with Melbourne-based distillers Nippy Sweetie Whiskies (additional fee and bookings required).

There will  be traditional Scottish food with classic haggis, black pudding, square sausage, Scotch broth, potato scones, clootie dumplings, shortbread and oat cakes, washed down with Irn-Bru or speciality teas.

Scots profiled in Scots Wha Hae include former AC/DC front man Bon Scott, opera legend Dame Nellie Melba, and Sir Macpherson Robertson, who invented the Freddo Frog and Cherry Ripe and later funded an Australian Antarctic expedition. Scots Wha Hae will be on display until 31 May 2015.

Scottish Fling Festival, Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne

Sunday 16 November 2014 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Festival Day entry fee:

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

Bookings 13 11 02, or online at

Giveaway! Thanks to the Immigration Museum I have 3 x double passes (two adults, kids are free) for the Scottish Fling Festival on Sunday 16 November.

To win just follow the instructions and the 3 winners will be randomly selected at midnight Monday 10 November and tickets posted to you.  Good luck!

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