Your guide to marching into March at SDO
10am: With an escort from Glen Lachlann Estate College of Arms, 2018 chieftain Bryan Coghlan leads the parade of pipe bands, dancers, clans and medieval re-enactment groups down View St.
11am: Showcasing Celtic-inspired music will have singing along, tapping the toes and joining the fun. 11am - Emu Creek Bush Band, 11,45am - The Drowsy Maggies, 12.35pm Sing Australia Choir, 1.15pm Emu Creek Bush Band, 2pm The Drowsy Maggies ,2.50pm Scottish Gaelic Society of Victoria Choir, 3.30pm Celtic Piping Club.
11am: Two platforms of highland dancing including the Central Victorian Highland Dancing Classic conducted by Victorian Highland Dancing Society.
11am: Traditional Scottish games with a contemporary infusion with Andy Howitt, Braveheart facepainting, Clydesdale wagon rides (gold coin donation), create our tartan of the day on the Tartan Board, explore the Gullsborg Dark Ages Society of Bendigo medieval village,try your hand at swords with Bendigo Swordcraft and marvel at the Glen Lachlann Estate College of Arms tournament. Fringe-infused entertainment by Nexus - Bendigo Youth Theatre.
Discover and explore your Scottish links and join in the activities of the many clan and diaspora groups and celebrate Scottish-inspired creative industries include the Ainsley McPherson folk art exhibition.
Whisky, venison, haggis, shortbread, Scottish goodies, tartans and souvenirs all day. The Great Shortbread Challenge and Athol Brose will be judged at 1.30pm.
4.30pm The finale to SDO 2018 commences with the Kilted Dash (sponsored by Flack Advisory) followed by the massed bands and highland dancers.