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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

2021
Mar19/21Cornwall RSCDSResidential Weekend at Newquay  CANCELLED
20Weymouth SCD'sHighland Ball. CANCELLED
27Bath RSCDSDay School and Tea Dance CANCELLED
April9/11Guernsey SC Dancers21st. Anniversary Weekend.  CANCELLED
17Westbury SCD Club (Bristol)Spring Dance. CANCELLED
17St. Michael's SCD ClubSpring Dance. CANCELLED
24Cheltenham RSCDSDay School. CANCELLED
24South Wales RSCDSAnnual Ball. regretfully CANCELLED 
25Bodmin Scottish DancersAfternoon Cream Tea Dance. CANCELLED
May8Bath RSCDSAfternoon Dance. CANCELLED
8Exeter RSCDSEnd of Season Dance. CANCELLED
8Gloucester Scottish SocietyAnnual Dance. CANCELLED
9New Forest SCD'sAfternoon Tea Dance. CANCELLED
15Cornwall RSCDS30th. Anniversary Celebrations,  CANCELLED
15Charminster SCD ClubSocial Dance.CANCELLED
22Cheltenham RSCDSSocial Dance. CANCELLED
June5Exeter RSCDSTea Dance. CANCELLED
5Cheltenham Scottish SocietySummer Dance, Reddings Community Centre, Cheltenham GL51 6RF
13Ashill Scottish Country DancersSummer Sunday Tea Dance. CANCELLED
26Taunton Caledonian SocietyCharity Dance. CANCELLED
26Cheltenham RSCDSAfternoon Social Dance. Reddings Community Centre, GL51 6RF
26Winchester RSCDSSummer Dance. St. Peter's School. with Ian and Judith Muir
July3Somerset RSCDSTea Dance. CANCELLED
6Cornwall RSCDSMorning walk/Picnic/Dance. Cubert V.H. TR8 5PX
10Westbury SCD Club (Bristol)Charity Dance. Shipham Village  Hall, Somerset BS25 1SG
17Bridport Scottish DancersSilver Celebration Dance.  Salwayash Hall, Bridport
Aug14Cornwall RSCDSAfternoon walk/picnic/Dance. Harrowbarrow VH. PL17 8BQ
21St. Michael's SCD ClubCharity Dance. Davis Hall, W. Camel BA22 7QX
Sept3/5Isca Scottish Dancers50th. Celebration Residential Weekend Dawlish Warren
4Somerset RSCDSTea Dance. 2-4.30.pm Long Sutton Village Hall TA10 9NT
25Winchester RSCDSAutumn Ball. Colden Common CC. Craigellachie
26Ashill Scottish Country DancersAutumn Sunday Tea Dance. Horton Village Hall TA19 9QR
Oct1/3Marhamchurch Scottish Dancers25th. Residential Weekend at Bude.
8/10Weymouth SCD'sHalsway Manor Weekend. Di Rooney and Ian Robertson
9Bristol RSCDSNew Season Dance. St.Peter's, Henleaze. MacFadyen Duo
16Exeter RSCDSAfternoon School & Evening Dance. Victory Hall, Broadclyst EX5 3DX
23Liskeard SCD Club40th Anniversary Dance.
29/31Westbury SCD Club (Bristol)Residential Weekend, Torquay. Pat Houghton, Ian Slater
Nov6Taunton Caledonian SocietyNovember Dance. Barrington V.H. with Ian Muir of Prestwick
6Bath RSCDSAfternoon Dance. Marshfield Com. Hall. Strathallan
13Charminster SCD ClubCharity Dance. Broadmayne Village Hall
13Bristol RSCDSDay School. St.Peter's, Henleaze. Nicola Scott. Phill Jones
27Gloucester Scottish SocietySt.Andrew's Dance. Ribston Hall High School, Glos. Chris Dewhurst
28Winchester RSCDSSt. Andrew's Tea Dance. St. Peter's School
Dec11Exeter RSCDSChristmas 'Glitter' Dance. Victory Hall, Broadclyst EX5 3DX
16St. Michael's SCD ClubChristmas Party Dance. Davis Hall, W. Camel BA22 7QX
18New Forest SCD'sChristmas Dance. Lyndhurst CC. Strathallan
31Exeter RSCDSNew Years Eve Ceilidh Party. Victory Hall, Broadclyst EX5 3DX
31Westbury SCD Club (Bristol)Hogmanay Dance. Ian Slater. St.Peter's Church Hall, BS9 4LD
2022Feb18/20Isle of Wight40th Anniversary Celebration Weekend School
Mar5Somerset RSCDSDay School
12Bristol RSCDS60th Anniversary Ball. BAWA Leisure Centre. Colin Dewar
18/20Cornwall RSCDSResidential W'kend. Newquay. Nicola Scott, The Dewhursts
19Exeter RSCDS

Spring Dance, Victory Hall, Broadclyst EX5 3DX

19Bath RSCDSDay School &Tea Dance Sandy Nixon, Pat Houghton, Maggie Kirkup
19Weymouth Scottish Country DancersHighland Ball with Craigellachie
April23St. Michael's SCD ClubSpring Dance. Davis Hall, W. Camel BA22 7QX
May7

Exeter RSCDS

End of Season Dance, Victory Hall, Frank Thomson

8New Forest SCD'sAfternoon Tea Dance. Lyndhurst CC. Frank Thomson
14Cornwall RSCDSAfternoon Nice 'n Easy Dance. Liskeard PH. Sandy Nixon
14Cornwall RSCDS30th (plus 2) Anniversary Dance. Liskeard PH. Sasndy Nixon
June4

Exeter RSCDS

Tea Dance, Victory Hall, Broadclyst EX5 3DX

25Taunton Caledonian SocietyCharity Dance. Barrington V.H. with Frank Thomson
Aug20St. Michael's SCD ClubCharity Dance. Davis Hall, W. Camel BA22 7QX
Sept17Cornwall RSCDSMusicians Workshop Fraddon V.H. TR9 6NT Ian Robertson
Oct15

Exeter RSCDS

Autumn Dance, Victory Hall, Broadclyst EX5 3DX

Nov5Taunton Caledonian SocietySocial Dance. Barrington Village H.. Chris & Julie Dewhurst
Dec10

Exeter RSCDS

Christmas ‘Glitter’ Dance, Victory Hall, Broadclyst EX5 3DX

15St. Michael's SCD ClubChristmas Party Dance. Davis Hall, W. Camel BA22 7QX
Dec31

Exeter RSCDS

New Year’s Eve Ceilidh Party, Victory Hall, Broadclyst EX5 3DX


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.