Don your tartan and grab your bagpipes because it's time for the annual Scots Day Out in Bendigo.
The free community event was first held in 2013 and brings people together to enjoy all that Scottish culture has to offer.
Celebrations will start on Friday night with Scotland Light and Dark - the Australian premiere of highlights from the 2018 Edinburgh Short Film Festival - and a whiskey tasting at the Engine Room.
It will then flow into the main event on Saturday where a parade of bands, clans and dancers will make their way down View Street to Rosalind Park from 10am.
Event director Chris Earl said it was a "grand event" that everyone, regardless of their nationality, should enjoy.
"It is a wonderful opportunity for Bendigo to showcase not only its heritage, but also its modern cosmopolitan way of life," he said. “It’s a great family picnic day and it brings people together with their community and culture.”
The Scottish Terrier Club will be in attendance for the first time and will walk under an official banner during the parade.
Victoria's Young Australian of the Year Skye Kinder will also be there, after she was announced as the 2019 chieftain.
Members of the public have been encouraged to take part in Gaelic language classes or traditional haggis, venison or shortbread tastings sessions.
"The level of participation is up to the individual," Mr Earl said.
"They can just wander through and enjoy the stalls or if they are feeling energetic, they can participate in medieval sword fights or the latest fitness craze - the Highland Hussle."
"It's a mix between aerobics and highland dancing and it's become very popular," he said.
Despite temperatures forecast to reach almost 40 degrees, Mr Earl said he does not expect crowd numbers to be affected.
“We can never plan the weather, but we’ve had far warmer days than this,” he said. “There will be a lots of hot Scots there to enjoy the day.”
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