Events Across Scotland



Looking for a weekly dance class to get involved with or just fancy an evening of storytelling or music? Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland’s networks in story, song and dance are hosting events and sessions the length and breadth of Scotland – have a look below for traditional arts events in your area.

RSCDS Forres Social Dancing

Nairn Legion Highland Hall
Every Thursday

Social dancing all year round in Nairn Legion Highland Hall on Thursdays from 2-4pm. A very friendly group that enjoy the social side of Scottish country dancing and the challenge of learning new dances in the capable hands of teacher Kate McArdle. Newcomers are always welcome, whether beginners, lapsed members or experienced dancers.

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Milnathort Sunday Ceilidh

Milnathort Town Hall, Milnathort, Perth and Kinross
Sunday 16th December

Come and dance to some top players! Monthly Ceilidhs with proceeds going to various charities. A different band each month. Admission: £5, including tea and biscuits (pay on the door) 2pm – 5pm. 16 Dec: Ian McCallum    

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RSCDS Duns & District Social Dancing

Volunteer Hall, Duns, TD11 3AF
Friday 21st December

Christmas Dance (Eyemouth Class) featuring Marian Anderson’s Band. See crib sheet Upcoming dates: 25th January (Volunteer Hall, Duns. Music from Luke Brady.) 15th February (Volunteer Hall, Duns. Music from Stuart Anderson.) 15th March (Volunteer Hall, Duns. Music from James Coutts) 17-19th May (Duns 65th May Weekend Celebrations, Scottish Borders. Music from Jim Lindsay & Marian Anderson.)   … Continued

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RSCDS Forres Branch Dance

Forres Town Hall
Friday 28th December

RSCDS Forres Branch Dance Forres Town Hall Friday 28th December 2018, 8pm to 11.30pm Dancers £7.00 Spectators £4.00 Dancing to Frank Thomson

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Guid Crack Storytelling Session: James Spence

The Waverley Bar
19:30 - Running length: 150 mins

At the darkest time of the year in the dead of winter our need for stories is at its greatest. Guest storyteller James Spence shares some seasonal tales, designed to spellbind, tickle the imagination and warm the heart. Coorie-in from the cold and gather round the hearth with friends old and new at the last … Continued

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The Porty Ceilidhs

Bellfield, 16B Bellfield Street, Portobello, EH15 2BP
Saturday 29th December

Join us for a fantastic Porty night out. Bring your granny, your neighbour, your friends who can dance, and those who can’t. Drew, our caller will keep folk right with the dances. You get a great night out – and together we raise funds for local Porty groups that are working to benefit our community

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Hogmanay ceilidh in Lauriston Hall

Lauriston Hall28 Lauriston StEdinburghEH3 9DJ
Monday 31st December

With caller Ken Gourlay, Willie Fraser ceilidh band & piper. Soft drinks £1, alcohol £3. No high heels please. Attendees without bags, handbags, rucksacks etc. will get fast track entry. Mobile phones & tablets: photos & videos are OK, but please don’t come if you intend to spend any time texting, browsing the web etc. Musicians find … Continued

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Kilmorack Scottish Country Dance Class

Kilmorack Village Hall, IV4 7AQ
Every Tuesday

New term starts on Tuesday 8 January 2019. and runs to 21 May. Every Tuesday evening from 7:30-9:30pm. Summer Dancing starts in April 2019 and runs to September. First Monday of every month. For more details, phone Margo on 01463 741 312.

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Southside of the Tracks

The Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG
Saturday 12th January

The Queen’s Hall are celebrating their 40th anniversary with a who’s who of singer songwriters and traditional musicians, brought together for the first time on one stage by Scotland’s foremost fiddle player, John McCusker. An impressive and carefully selected ‘house band’ of Celtic musicians will be joined by an exciting line-up of guests, all of … Continued

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RSCDS Edinburgh Beginners Class (Mondays)

Murrayfield Parish Church, Ormidale Terrace, EH12 6EQ
Every Monday

If you want an introduction to the basics of Scottish Country Dancing, this is the class for you. Learn many popular Scottish dances along with the basic steps and formations needed to do them. After a few weeks in this class, you’re sure to be able to negotiate a ceilidh or two! Teacher: Brian Harry … Continued

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