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Hitting the Highland with bagpipes and haggis

Event and creative producer, Louise Bickle was engaged by The Scots College to bring to life a traditional Scottish Highland event to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the college.

To create this event, Louise chose Doltone House Australian Technology Park as the venue. The large 7,050 square metres meant the space could easily accommodate over 500 guests and serve as a blank canvas, which was essential to creating the highland atmosphere The Scots College were after.

Louise created an unforgettable event, which included highland dancers in traditional tartan dress, bagpipers and drummers, and students who performed several musical numbers. Doltone House worked to create the perfect Scottish menu and the chef participated in the Toast to the Haggis procession.

“The Gala Highland Ball celebrating 125 years of The Scots College last year at Australian Technology Park was an absolute triumph for the school – the venue gave the perfect ‘Scottish’ atmosphere and the chef delivered on the menu.”

With the help of Doltone House, Louise was able to create an event that transported guests straight to the Scottish Highlands. The dark wood whisky bar, crystal chandeliers and the centre pieces featuring candles, pinecones and Scottish greenery was perfectly executed to make guests feel like they were in a traditional Scottish castle. The Doltone House staff went above and beyond to make sure that all requests were accommodated to help make the event a success.

“The professional, accommodating and friendly staff – from the Account Manager to the wait staff – were the best part of working on this event. And of course, the venue was the perfect setting.”

“A great night was had by the guests and the official party – all who are still talking about it 12 months on…”

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