Established in 1880, the Canterbury Caledonian Society is one of the strongest Scottish Cultural Societies in New Zealand

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News & Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification

Important information regarding the Cantebrury Caledonian Society's vaccinatio mandate under the NZ Governments COVID-19 Protection Framework

2021 NZ Pipe Band Championships

Congratulations to the Society bands on their great results at the NZ Champs, and especially to the Grade 1 band for retaining their NZ Champions status, and to the Grade 3 band for winning the 2021 NZ Grade 3 Championship.  View the contest events via the link below:

Life Members Function

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, and the need to be at Level 2 or better for the event to proceed, we are sorry to advise that the Life Members Function scheduled for 12 September has been postponed.  A new date will be announced in due course.

Any queries, please contact Jamie McEwan

2021 AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Society was held on March 25th.  Directors up for re-election included George McEwan (re-elected VP) and independent member Stuart Oliver (re-elected).

We welcome to the board Lorna Craw as an independant member, and Renee Brooke representing the Highland Dance section.

Any queries, please contact Jamie McEwan

2022 AGM

The 140th Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on Thursday 31 March 2022,  the Society hall  at 5 Michelle Road.  Society activity grous will hold their AGMs from 7:00pm, with Society meeting at 8:15pm.

Any queries, please contact Jamie McEwan

Located in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, the Canterbury Caledonian Society has a strong membership base, and includes sections for Highland & National Dancing, Scottish Country Dancing, Collections & Archives, Pipe Bands (four) and a College of Piping & Drumming.


The 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes destroyed our premises in Kilmore Street in central Christchurch.  The old premises were built in 1923 and served the Society well.  As recently as mid-2015, we opened our new, modern facility in the western Christchurch suburb of Wigram, since when the Society’s groups have enjoyed their new home and the bond of membership which makes the Society, has been strengthened.

COVID-19 Protection Framework