Robert Burns Scottish Festival

In several years the Foundation supported the Robert Burns Scottish Festival at Camperdown.

In 2014 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 festival:

  • celebrates the strong links of Camperdown and the surrounding communities with Scottish culture and history
  • provides diverse experiences in local history, music, literature, dance, poetry, golfing, hill runs, workshops and food
  • 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 had been damaged by vandals.
  • provides ample opportunity for Scottish country dancing via the Deerstalker Ball and Ghillies Gathering.
  •  is well-supported and continues to grow.