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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
Aug 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
Sept7/8Jersey Scottish DancersS.C.D. Weekend with Craigellachie in St. Helier
8Cornwall RSCDSAGM and FREE Social Dance. Fraddon Village Hall TR9 6NT
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
29Cornwall RSCDSBook 52 Class, 2-5pm. Dobwalls Memorial Hall, PL14 6JE
29Birmingham RSCDSWelcome Dance. Selly Oak Meth.Church, B29 6HT Ian Muir Duo
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
13Cheltenham RSCDSSocial Dance at Reddings Community Centre
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
27Ringwood S.C.D. ClubHalloween Dance. Minstead Village Hall SO43 7FX
27Liskeard SCD ClubSocial Dance. Dobwalls Memorial Hall, PL14 6JE
Nov 3 Taunton Caledonian Society 70th Anniversary. Barrington Village Hall. Ian T Muir of Prestwick
3Bath RSCDSAutumn Dance at Selwyn Hall, Box, SN13 8NT
10 Bristol RSCDS Day School and Dance. Janet Johnson, Judth Muir, Craigellachie
11Cheltenham RSCDSChildren in Need Family Afternoon Dance. St Luke's Chuch Hall
17 Charminster SCD Club Charity Dance with Skara Brae at Broadmayne Village Hall
17Saltash S.C.D'sSt. Andrew's Dance. Burraton Comm. Centre. Saltash PL12 4JB
17Cheltenham RSCDSSocial Dance at Reddings Community Centre
17Birmingham RSCDSSt. Andrews Social. Selly Oak Methodist Church, B29 6HT
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
8Bournemouth RSCDSChristmas Supper Dance. Corfe Mullen V.H. with Strathallan
8Cheltenham RSCDSChristmas Dance. Tithe Barn, Bishops Cleeve. Callum Mitchell
13 St. Michael's SCD Club Christmas Party Dance. The Davis Hall, West Camel.
15New Forest SCD'sChristmas Dance with Craigellachie. Brockenhurst Village Hall
31 Westbury Scottish Club (Bristol) Hogmanay Dance. St Peter's Church Hall with Ian Slater
2019
Jan2Isca Scottish DancersSocial Dance at Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth
5Birmingham RSCDSNew Year Social. Selly Oak Meth Church B29 6HT The Dewhursts
6Cheltenham RSCDSBall Practice at Reddings Community Centre
12Minstead SCD'sSocial Dance at Minstead Village Hall SO43 7FX
12Cheltenham RSCDSAnnual Ball. Pittville Pump Room. Nicol McLaren and Glencraig
26Birmingham RSCDSBurns Social & Supper. St Peters Church, B17 0BB Stradivarious
Feb2Bristol RSCDSNewcomer's Dance. Strathallan. St Monica's, Bristol BS9 3UN
9/10 Isca Scottish Dancers Scottish Dance Weekend at Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth
9Chard Scottish Dance ClubSocial Dance. Chardstock Village Hall
9Cheltenham RSCDSSocial Dance at Reddings Community Centre
23Minstead SCD'sSocial Dance at Minstead Village Hall SO43 7FX
23Cheltenham Scottish SocietyAnnual Dance with Iain MacPhail & His Band
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
16Cheltenham RSCDSNewcomers' Dance at Reddings Community Centre
22/24Cornwall RSCDSResidential W/end, Newquay. Mervyn Short, Iain Muir (Prestwick)
23Birmingham RSCDSAnnual Spring Dance & Supper. B17 9TG. Craigellachie
30Minstead SCD'sSocial Dance at Minstead Village Hall SO43 7FX
30Shaftesbury & E. Knoyle SCD'sAnnual Spring Dance at the Grove Building, Mere, Wilts
30Bath RSCDSSocial Dance. Marshfield Comm. Hall. Ian Robertson & Band
April 6 Westbury Scottish Club (Bristol) Spring Dance at St.Peter's Church Hall, Henleaze
12/13Guernsey Scottish DancersDance weekend with Craigellachie
13 St. Michael's SCD Club Spring Dance at Davis Hall, West Camel
14Bodmin S.C. DancersAfternoon Cream Tea Dance. Fraddon Village Hall
27Chard Scottish Dance ClubSocial Dance. Chardstock Village Hall
27Cheltenham RSCDSDay School. Reddings Commumity Centre. William Williamson
May 11 Exeter RSCDS 50th. Anniversary Ball with Sandy Nixon
11Birmingham RSCDSWorkshops & Easy Social. The Hub, B14 7NH. The Dewhursts
12New Forest SCD'sSpring Tea Dance with Sandy Nixon
18Charminster SCD ClubCharity Dance with Skara Brae at Broadmayne Village Hall
18Bristol RSCDSSummer Dance with Scott Band. St. Monica's, Bristol BS9 3UN
18Minstead SCD'sSocial Dance at Minstead Village Hall SO43 7FX
18Cheltenham RSCDSSocial Dance at Reddings Community Centre
June1Cheltenham Scottish SocietySummer Dance with the Ian Robertson Duo
8 Exeter RSCDS Tea Dance at The Victory Hall, Broadclyst, EX5 3DX
8Bournemouth RSCDSSummer Picnic Dance. Minstead Village Hall, to  recorded Music
9Birmingham RSCDSAfternoon Summer Social, Rowheath Pavilion, B30 1HH John Dudley
15Chard Scottish Dance Club. Social Dance. Chardstock Village Hall
15Cheltenham RSCDSAfternoon Family Dance at St. Luke's Church Hall
22Cheltenham RSCDSSummer Dance. Churchdown Comm. Centre, with Craigievar
July 6 Somerset RSCDS Tea Dance at Long Sutton Village Hall
13Minstead SCD'sSocial Dance at Minstead Village Hall SO43 7FX
Aug3Chard Scottish Dance ClubSocial Dance. Chardstock Village Hall
17 St. Michael's SCD Club Charity Dance at Davis Hall, West Camel
Sept21Chard Scottish Dance ClubSocial Dance. Chardstock Village Hall
21Minstead SCD'sSocial Dance at Minstead Village Hall SO43 7FX
Oct12Bristol RSCDSNew Season Dance. Susan Macfadyen at St. Monica's, BS9 3UN
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
Nov9Bristol RSCDSDancers Day School and Dance with Alice Stainer
9Bristol RSCDSMusicians Day School with Chris Dewhurst
Dec7Minstead SCD'sSocial Dance at Minstead Village Hall SO43 7FX
14 Exeter RSCDS Christmas Glitter Dance. Victory Hall, Broadclyst, EX5 3DX
14Bournemouth RSCDSChristmas Supper Dance. Corfe Mullen Village Hall
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.