Tartan lad Bendigo Mac is out and about on home turf in the final countdown to Scots Day Out 2018 in Rosalind Park on Saturday 3 March.
The much-travelled koala in Bendigo’s contemporary and acclaimed official tartan has taken to Instagram to chart his latest travels checking out landmarks and tourist attractions in Bendigo.
He’s previously featured in the BBC livestream of the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow and caught up with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, spreading Bendigo goodwill and promoting the city’s annual celebration of contemporary and traditional Scottish culture.
“We thought it was time our tartan lad introduced his followers around Australia and the world to some of Bendigo’s great attractions,” said SDO director Chris Earl.
“Scots Day Out brings thousands of people from across Australia into Bendigo each year, with many spending a night or two in the city to explore our much-admired architecture and other attractions.
“Who better than Bendigo Mac to whet their appetite ahead of our sixth SDO this Saturday? Bendigo Mac is a great ambassador for SDO and the city.”
“Scots Day Out features pipe bands, highland dancers, Celtic musicians, fringe-infused performances, medieval villages and sword battles and the chance to sample the best in Scottish food and drink … Bendigo Mac’s friend Big Mac will be there too entertaining families throughout the day.”
SDO is supported by the Regional Centre for Culture Program, a Victorian Government initiative in partnership with the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and the City of Greater Bendigo.
Follow the latest adventures of Bendigo Mac on Instagram