Celebration of Scottish culture at Armadale Highland Gathering and Perth Kilt Run


Paul Little, Armadale councillor Colin Campbell, Lauren Carr, Mick McIntosh and Armadale mayor Henry Zelones are ready for September 9’s Kilt Run.
Paul Little, Armadale councillor Colin Campbell, Lauren Carr, Mick McIntosh and Armadale mayor Henry Zelones are ready for September 9’s Kilt Run.

DUST off the kilts and practice those Scottish accents, the Armadale Highland Gathering and Perth Kilt Run returns on September 9.

The celebration of all things Scottish will kick off with the kilt run, where hundreds are expected to don the iconic cultural garb for a 2.5km or 5km run.

From there the popular Highland Gathering will kick off, bringing with it live Scottish music, highland dancing, heavy event competitions, a medieval fair, Scottish-themed tavern and a range of food, clan and craft stalls.

Armadale mayor Henry Zelones said it was the largest Scottish-themed event in the state.

“There really is something for everyone and the atmosphere is spectacular,” he said.

“Most of those that do come are hooked and continue to return in the following years.

“For Scottish residents who hail from around the Perth metropolitan area, the event provides them a day to celebrate their culture, and emulates the highland gatherings from their own country.

“For non-Scottish residents it provides a glimpse into a different culture, and provides them with an opportunity to enjoy a traditional highland gathering, against the backdrop of a sunny Australian day.”

The Armadale Highland Gathering and Perth Kilt Run is at Minnawarra Park, Armadale from 8.30am, September 9.

Visit www.perthkiltrun.com.au for more information or to register to take part in the Perth Kilt Run.