Robert Burns Scottish Festival

The Foundation also supported the third Robert Burns Scottish Festival at Camperdown from 27-29 June. The Foundation sponsored Jane Brown, President of the Robert Burns World Federation to travel to Australia to present a series of Burns suppers’ tutorials and presentations.

The Robert Burns Festival was born out of the Corangamite and Camperdown community’s restoration of the Robert Burns statute in the Camperdown Botanic Gardens, one of the oldest outdoor statutes of Burns in the world, which was gifted to the town in 1833 and damaged by vandals. The Festival is dedicated to celebrating Camperdown and the surrounding communities strong links to Scottish culture and history by offering a diverse event focusing on local history, music, literature, dance,poetry, golfing, hill runs, workshops and food. In spite of awful weather the festival was supported by good numbers and continues to grow, with the Deerstalker Ball and Ghillies Gathering providing ample opportunity for Scottish country dancing.

The Foundation also supported the fourth Robert Burns Scottish Festival at Camperdown in late June. The Festival is dedicated to celebrating Camperdown and the surrounding communities strong links to Scottish culture and history by offering a diverse event focusing on local history, music, literature, dance, poetry, golfing, hill runs, workshops and food.