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GLEN INNES is in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia. It is the centre of the Glen Innes Severn Shire Council. The town is located at the intersection of the New England Highway and the Gwydir Highway. At the 2016 census, Glen Innes had a population of 6,155.
Glen Innes Highlands’ Celtic connections are strong. The earliest settlers in the region were Scots. There was something in the landscape – and the winter weather, no doubt – that reminded them of their homeland. The love of Celtic history, music and culture has remained strong among the Glen Innes Highlands residents. In 1992, locals organised the first Australian Celtic Festival. The festival celebrated its silver jubilee in 2017 and attracts Celtic musicians and performers from around the world, as well as many thousands of visitors.
It was the passion of a group of locals that led to the establishment of the Australian Standing Stones on a plateau overlooking the town. The stones are recognised by the Celtic Council of Australia as the national gathering point for Celtic descendants and clans.