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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.

Local Scottish Dancing Week


Monday

R.S.C.D.S. EXETER Branch Class Pauline Beeson 01395 442724
7.45-10.00pm Southernhay U.R. Church Hall, Dix's Field, Exeter, EX1 1QA.
TORQUAY SCD CLASS General Mary or Bill Derry 01803 324219
2-00-4-30pm. St. Luke's Church Hall, St. Luke's Road, Torquay.
R.S.C.D.S. SOMERSET Beginners/General. Liz Beckinsale 01935 826181
7.00-8.30pm. Church Rooms, Kingsbury Episcopi, Nr Martock.. Fornightly 
S. COAST SCOTTISH HERITAGE ASSOCIATION Joan Donald 01425 478932
7.30-9.45pm. Beaufort Community Centre, Southbourne, Bournemouth.
TRINITY SCD CLASS Valerie Harman 01752 220241
7.30-10pm. Trinity U.R. Church Hall, Plymouth.

SCOTTISH DANCING AT UPHILL Pat Fish 01934 513243
7.30pm-9.45pm. Victory Hall, Uphill, Weston-Super-Mare.
WARMINSTER SCDs  General Class Marian Turnbul
Meryl Lily
01985 216251
01985 213209
7.30-9.30pm. Bishopstrow Village Hall.
YELVERTON SCOTTISH DANCERS Brenda Burt 01822 852984
8.00-10.00pm. The War Memorial  Hall, Yelverton.
CHARD SCD CLUB David Acland
01460 65981
7.30-10.00pm. The Community Hall, Chardstock.  Andrew Cleare 01297 33461
BOURNEMOUTH CALEDONIAN SOCIETY.  Sue Ramsay
02380 282494
7.30-9pm. Beginners/Intermediate. 9.00-10pm. by invitation The Scottish Hall, Bournemouth.
R.S.C.D.S. CHELTENHAM Margaret Winterbourne 01242 863238
7.45-9.45pm. Beginners. Reddings Comm. Centre, N. Rd. W. GL51 6RF
7.30-9.30pm. Advanced. St.Luke's Church hall, St.Luke's Place, GL53 7HP
ST. AUSTELL S.C. DANCERS Val Dawson 01208 77598
7.30-9.45pm. Cuddra W.I. Hall, Holmbush, St. Austell.
LOOE MONDAY MORNING SCD CLUB Betty Attrill 01503 264862
10.15am-12.15pm. Community Hall, Children's Centre, Trewint Cres. E. Looe.
ASHLEY REEL CLUB   Experienced Dancers Mary Phippard 01202 896186
8.00-10.00pm. St. Mary Magdalen Church Hall, New Milton.
TREVONE SCD CLUB Ros McLaughlin 01872 560786
7.30-10.00pm. Fraddon Village Hall, TR9 6NT
ORIEL SCOTTISH DANCERS  Beginners/Improvers Fiona Grant 01179 243595
2.30-4.30pm.  1st & 3rd. Mon. New Oriel Hall, Brookleaze Buildings, Larkhall, Bath  BA1 6RA

Tuesday

ISCA SCOTTISH DANCERS. Intermediate/Advance Class.   Sue Tyler 01395 276913
7.30-9.30pm. East Budleigh Church Hall.
CHARMINSTER SCD CLUB Valerie Scriven 01305 265177
7.30-10.00pm Charminster Village Hall, Nr. Dorchester.
RINGWOOD SCD CLUB  Mixed Abilities Mary Phippard 01202 896186
7.30-9.30pm. Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood.
SPIFFIN Scottish Country Dancers. General Class, Beginners welcome. Sue Ramsay 02380 282494
7.45-10.00pm. Shirley Parish Hall, St. James Road, Southampton.
R.S.C.D.S. BATH    Beginners' / Intermediate Jane Hammond 01225 833411
7.30-9.30pm.  The Ralph Allen School, Claverton Down Road, Bath. 
WOOLAVINGTON SCOTTISH DANCERS Mary Spikings 01278 684031
7.30-9.30pm. Woolavington Village Hall: 2nd. & 4th. week every month
GLOUCESTER SCOTTISH SOCIETY. Pam Latham 01452 306857
7.30-10.00pm. Kings School, Gouda Way, Gloucester.
WESTBURY SCOTTISH CLUB (BRISTOL).
7.30pm. Beginners' Class. Leonard Hall, Henleaze URC. Maggie Kirkup
01934 838175
7.30pm. Intermediate Class. St.Peter's Church Hall, Henleaze. Cheryl Ayers 01174 012416
TAVISTOCK SC DANCERS Ruth Thornton 01579 532125
8.00-10.00pm. Tavistock Methodist Church Hall.
CROWCOMBE SCOTTISH DANCERS John Robertson 01984 618654
8.00-10.00pm. Crowcombe Village Hall.
WEST SOMERSET YEOMANRY REELS CLUB Myra Dale 01749 346243
8.00-10.00pm.  Dinder Village Hall, Near Wells.
CRACKINGTON HAVEN SCD CLUB Les Burden 01840 261708
7.15-9.15pm. Crackington Institute
NEW MILTON SCOTTISH DANCERS (Mixed Ability) Ann Gorman 01425 615378
2.00-4.00pm  Guide Hut, Lake Grove Road, New Milton.
DORSET CALEDONIAN SOCIETY (Social Dancing) Bob Gordon 01202 623151
7.30-10.00  1st & 3rd Tues. St. Mary's RC Hall, Poole BH15 2EG

Wednesday

WEYMOUTH SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS Valerie Scriven 01305 265177
7.30-10.00pm. St.Edmund's Church Hall, Weymouth.
LISKEARD SCD CLUB Ruth Thornton 01579 532125
7.30-10.00pm. St. Martins Church Hall, Church St., Liskeard.
BRIDPORT SCOTTISH DANCERS General Petronella Byrde 01297 639717
7.30-10.00pm. Church House, South Street, Bridport. Tony Meadley 01297 560335
MARHAMCHURCH SCD CLUB Les Burden 01840 261708
7.30-10pm. The Central Methodist Church Hall, Bude.
TAUNTON CALEDONIAN SOCIETY.
Sandra Spalding 01823 433068
Staplegrove Village Hall, Taunton.
BODMIN SC DANCERS Val Dawson 01208 77598
7.30-10.00pm. St. Mary's Parish Centre, St. Mary's Road, Bodmin. PL31 1NF
ISCA SCOTTISH DANCERS. General Class, Beginners welcome. Sue Tyler 01395 276913
10.00am-12.00 noon. The Public Hall, Station Rd., Budleigh Salterton EX9 6RJ
GUERNSEY SCOTTISH DANCERS Christine Babbe 01481 266370
7-8pm Beginners Class. 7.30-9.30pm. Intermediate/Advanced Class
Blanchelande Girls College, Les Vauxbelets, St.Andrew's.
NEW FOREST S.C. DANCERS. Beginners & General Maggie Morgan 01590 623849
7.45-10.00pm. Methodist Hall, Avenue Rd., Brockenhurst

Thursday

R.S.C.D.S. EXETER   Beginners & Improvers Class Pauline Beeson 01395 442724
7.45-9.15pm.  St. Matthew's Church Hall, Higher Summerlands, Exeter, EX1 2LI.
ST. MICHAELS SCD CLUB Pam Winter-Goodwin 01935 815947
7.45-10.00pm. Davies Hall, West Camel.
WEYMOUTH SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS Beginners' Class Judie Seymour 01305 833660
7.30-9.45pm. Southill Community Centre, Radipole Lane, Weymouth, DT4 9SS
BOVEY TRACEY SCD CLUB. Kathy de Salis 01626 834605
7.30-10.00pm. Parish Church Hall, Bovey Tracey.
R.S.C.D.S. BRISTOL. All abilities plus separate beginners class. Trish Machin 01179 623775
7.30-10.00pm. Oatley Hall, St. Monica Trust, Cote Lane, Bristol BS9 3UN.   
R.S.C.D.S. BATH All Abilities Jane Hammond 01225 833411
1.30 beginners followed by intermediates 'til 4.30pm. Bathampton Village Hall, Holcombe Lane, Bathampton.
E. KNOYLE & SHAFTESBURY SCD Group. Beginners & General Jean Miller 01258 821192
7.30-10.00pm. Shaftesbury Town Hall.
R.S.C.D.S. SOMERSET. Experienced Class. Liz Beckinsale 01935 826181
7.30-9.30pm. Long Sutton Village Hall. (3rd Thur at West St. Church, Somerton.)
JERSEY SCD GROUP Joy Carry 01534 862205
7.30-10.00pm. First Tower School, Tower Road, St. Helier.
R.S.C.D.S. CHELTENHAM  Social Dancing Margaret Winterbourne 01242 863238
7.15-9.15pm. Bettridge School, Warden Hill Rd, Cheltenham, GL51 3AT
PELYNT  SCD CLUB  Mixed Ability Valerie Dawson 01208 77598
7.30-10.00pm. Lanreath Village Hall, Lanreath.
IVYBRIDGE DANCERS (some experience) Ann Robb 01752 895029
7.30-10.00pm. The Masonic Hall, Ivybridge Valerie Harman 01752 220241
NARBERTH SCOTTISH DANCERS (S.W. Wales) Jean Elliott 01994 419505
7.30-10.00pm. Robeston Wathen Village Hall, Narberth

Friday

R.S.C.D.S. BOURNEMOUTH (Beginners & Mixed Ability) Margaret Robson 01202 698138
7.30-9.30pm. Kinson Comm. Centre, Pelhams Pk.,  Millhams Rd., Kinson, Bournemouth BH10 7LH. Marilyn Watson 01425 278436
SALTASH SCD CLUB Mixed Ability Harry Richmond  01579 349550
7.30-10.00pm. St. Nicholas Church Hall, Saltash.
WESTBURY SCOTTISH CLUB (Bristol). Dance Night, Visitors welcome. Tim Costley-White 01179 687027
7.30pm. St.Peter's Church Hall, Henleaze, Bristol. 
WELLS & WOOKEY SCOTTISH DANCERS Shirley Ford 01749 672805
7.15-9.45pm. The Village Hall, Wookey.
CHELTENHAM SCOTTISH SOCIETY. Club Night Doreen Steele 01242 528220
7.30-10.00pm. St. Andrew's URC, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham.
PENZANCE S.C. DANCERS (Mixed Ability) Penny Gay 01736 788893
2.30-4.30pm. Marazion Church Hall, Marazion

Saturday