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Scottish Dancing in the South West is very active with over 40 clubs & 7 R.S.C.D.S branches. Classes are run by experienced teachers with regular dances organised by the clubs & the branches. Many of the dances have live Scottish Country Dance bands and are enjoyed by people from all over the region.


The Carswellian aims to provide up to date information on the local scene together with dance information and articles of interest to dancers.

Dance Calendar

2018
April 7 Yelverton & Peter Tavy SCD's Spring Dance at Walkhampton Memorial Hall
12 Tartan Dance Party Afternoon Dance. Pitteville Pump Room Cheltenham GL52 3JE
13/15 Guernsey Scottish Dancers Dancing Weekend with Craigellachie
14 St. Michael's SCD Club Spring Dance. The Davis Hall, West Camel
21 Shaftesbury & E. Knoyle SCD's 50th. Anniversary Dance with Marian Anderson
21 Chard Scottish Dance Club Birthdays Dance with Skara Brae. Chardstock V. H. EX13 7BH
21 Westbury Scottish Club (Bristol) Spring Dance. St. Peter's Church Hall. Frank Thomson
22 Bodmin Scottish Dancers Cream Tea Dance. Fraddon Village Hall.
22 New Forest SCD's Spring Tea Dance with Marian Anderson
28 Birmingham RSCDS Nice 'n' Easy Social at Selly Oak, B29 6HT
28 Minstead SCD's Social Dance at Minstead Village Hall, SO43 7FX
28 Cheltenham RSCDS Day School Social. Reddings Community Centre with Pat Houghton
28 South Wales RSCDS Annual Ball. Marian Anderson. The Paget Rooms, CF64 3EG
May 12 Exeter RSCDS End of Season Dance at The Victory Hall, Braodclyst
12 Charminster SCD Club Charity Dance with Skara Brae at Broadmayne Village Hall
12 Gloucester Scottish Society Annual Dance at Ribston Hall, Glos. GL3 5LE. with Strathallan
14 Chard Scottish Dance Club End of Season Party. Chardstock Village Hall
19 Bristol RSCDS Summer Dance at St Monica Trust with Ian Robertson
19 Minstead SCD's Social Dance at Minstead Village Hall, SO43 7FX
19 Cheltenham RSCDS 60th Anniv. Dance. Churchdown Comm. Centre with Luke Brady
June 2 Exeter RSCDS Tea Dance at The Victory Hall, Broadclyst
2 Cheltenham Scottish Society Summer Dance. Reddings Hall. Live Music
9 Bournemouth RSCDS Summer Picnic Dance. Minstead Village Hall
17 Birmingham RSCDS Summer Dance & Tea Party. Rowheath Pavilion, B30 1HH
21 Tartan Dance Party Afternoon Dance. Pitteville Pump Room Cheltenham GL52 3JE
23 Chard Scottish Dance Club Social Dance. Chardstock Village hall
30 Taunton Caledonian Society Charity Dance at Barrington Village Hall. Nicol McLaren
July 7 Somerset RSCDS Annual Tea Dance. Long Sutton Village Hall, TA10 9NT
14 Minstead SCD's Social Dance at Minstead Village Hall, SO43 7FX
21 Westbury Scottish Club (Bristol) Charity Dance. Shipham Village Hall, Somerset BS25 1SG
Aug 4 Chard Scottish Dance Club Social Dance . Chardstock Village Hall.
18 St. Michael's SCD Club Charity Dance. The Davis Hall, West Camel.
30 Tartan Dance Party Afternoon Dance. Pitteville Pump Room Cheltenham GL52 3JE
Sept 9 Somerset RSCDS Book 52 Workshop. Kingsbury Comm. Centre, TA12 6BG
15 Taunton Caledonian Society Dancing Day Workshop. Staplegrove V.H. Mervyn Short
22 Bridport and Chard SCD Clubs Joint Dance for Ann Prior's 90th. birthday. Uplyme Village Hall
22 Minstead SCD's Social Dance at Minstead Village Hall, SO43 7FX
Oct 5/7 Marhamchurch Scottish Dancers Residential Weekend at Bude. Sandy Nixon, William Williamson
12/14 Weymouth SCD's Halsway Manor Weekend
13 Bristol RSCDS New Season's Dance at St Monica Trust. Marian Anderson
18 Tartan Dance Party Afternoon Dance. Pitteville Pump Room Cheltenham GL52 3JE
19/21 Westbury Scottish Club (Bristol) Residential Weekend. Livermead, Torquay, with the Muirs
20 Exeter RSCDS Afternoon School and Evening Dance at The Victory Hall
Nov 3 Taunton Caledonian Society November Dance. Barrington Village Hall. Ian T Muir of Prestwick
10 Bristol RSCDS Day School and Dance. Janet Johnson, Judth Muir, Craigellachie
17 Charminster SCD Club Charity Dance with Skara Brae at Broadmayne Village Hall
24 Gloucester Scottish Society St.Andrew's Dance. Ribston Hall, Glos. Chris Dewhurst
Dec 1 Minstead SCD's Social Dance at Minstead Village Hall, SO43 7FX
1 Tavistock SCD's Christmas Dance. Tavistock Town Hall.
2 Woolavington SCD's Afternoon Christmas Social. 2-4pm. Village Hall, TA7 8DY
6 Tartan Dance Party Afternoon Dance. Pitteville Pump Room Cheltenham GL52 3JE
8 Exeter RSCDS Christmas 'Glitter' Dance at The Victory Hall, Broadclyst
13 St. Michael's SCD Club Christmas Party Dance. The Davis Hall, West Camel.
31 Westbury Scottish Club (Bristol) Hogmanay Dance. St Peter's Church Hall with Ian Slater
2019 Jan 26 Isca Scottish Dancers Social Dance at Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth
Feb 9/10 Isca Scottish Dancers Scottish Dance Weekend at Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth
March 2 Somerset RSCDS Day School at Keinton Mandeville
9 Exeter RSCDS Spring Dance at the Victory Hall, Broadclyst EX5 3DX
16 Weymouth SCD's Highland Ball at Herrison Hall, nr Dorchester. Craigellachie
April 6 Westbury Scottish Club (Bristol) Spring Dance at St.Peter's Church Hall, Henleaze
13 St. Michael's SCD Club Spring Dance at Davis Hall, West Camel
May 11 Exeter RSCDS 50th. Anniversary Ball with Sandy Nixon
June 8 Exeter RSCDS Tea Dance at The Victory Hall, Broadclyst, EX5 3DX
July 6 Somerset RSCDS Tea Dance at Long Sutton Village Hall
Aug 17 St. Michael's SCD Club Charity Dance at Davis Hall, West Camel
Oct 19 Exeter RSCDS Autumn Dance at the Victory Hall, Broadclyst, EX5 3DX
25/27 Westbury Scottish Club (Bristol) Residential Weekend at Torquay. George Meikle, Gil Jennings
Dec 14 Exeter RSCDS Christmas Glitter Dance. Victory Hall, Broadclyst, EX5 3DX
19 St. Michael's SCD Club Christmas Party Dance. Davis Hall, West Camel

The above calendar of events is compiled with the co-operation of Hon. Secs./ Conveners who are invited to telephone the Editor to obtain up to date information before booking dates that may clash. Help your society by helping the Editor to keep this calendar of events up to date at all times.