Social Groups

The community is core to the Burns Club.

Below you’ll find a listing of clubs we support in the area.

Don’t hesitate to get involved!

Social and Sporting

Canberra Highland Dancing Academy

Canberra Highland Dancing Academy is an organisation committed to growing and encouraging the next generation of highland dancers in Canberra.
Their qualified teachers bring a combined 50+ years of competitive highland dancing experience, in addition to performing in numerous overseas tattoos and shows throughout Australia.

Burns Club Social Golf

Burns Club Pipe Band

Established in 1928 as the Burns Club Pipe Band the Burns Club Pipe Band has competed throughout Australia with great success.

Burns Club Snooker Club

Burns Club Darts

Burns Club Social Fishing Club

Canberra College of Piping and Drumming

Established in 1998 to teach bagpipes and drums and promote pipe band music in the Canberra district.

City of Queanbeyan Pipes and Drums

The Queanbeyan Pipes and Drums is lead by Pipe Major, Richard Harris.

The Band sees itself first and foremost as a Community band providing free performances for the Queanbeyan Community and where appropriate within Canberra and the surrounding area.

The Band also considers being involved and supportive of other local Bands and their activities is important to the cultural growth in the region.

The Queanbeyan Pipes and Drums will once again be holding their Annual Ceilidh next year on Sunday 3rd March 2012 in Queanbeyan at the Bicentennial Centre, Crawford Street from 11am to 4pm.

The Band will be inviting local and Country NSW Bands to be involved with us on the day.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Canberra & District Branch

The RSCDS and other Scottish country dance groups meet weekly from February to November for enjoyable, physical and mental dance activity. Classes are available every week day at various locations around the city.

Scottish Australian Heritage Council


  • To foster within the Commonwealth of Australia that heritage brought to Australia by Scottish immigrants.
  • To maintain within Australia the heritage of Scottish Australians including music, literature, culture, language and history.
  • To encourage the continued use and survival of Scots Gaelic.
  • To remind Australians of the Scottish heritage of their ancestors and to lift the perception of this Scottish heritage in Australia.
  • To promote and organise events which aid in the preservation in Australia of Scottish music, literature, culture, language and history.
  • To support and to help other Scottish organizations with same objectives.
  • To join in the celebration of Scottish festivals celebrated internationally including Tartan Day.
  • To promote liaison between groups and societies in Australia which promote or celebrate Scottish Heritage.
  • To encourage, support and promote the genealogical and historical research and study of Scottish ancestry by individuals, families, clans, and other Scottish societies.
  • To hold events to lift the perception and recognition of Australians of Scottish heritage including, whenever possible, a week of concentrated Scottish events, including Sydney Scottish Week.