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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.
S. COAST SCOTTISH HERITAGE ASSOCIATION Graham McCarty 07788 147966
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
01985 216251
7.30-9.30pm. Bishopstrow Village HallMeryl Lily01985 213209
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.  Maise Muir
01202 989514
07939 208359
7.30-9.30pm. Beginners/Intermediate. 9.00-10pm. by invitation The Scottish Hall, Bournemouth.
R.S.C.D.S. CHELTENHAM Lesley Taylor 07712 578622
7.30-9.30pm. General/Club Night. St.Luke's Church hall, St.Luke's Place, GL53 7HP
Beginners Class - Time and Venue TBC
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
7.30-9.30pm. 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 083934
2.00-4.00pm.  1st & 3rd. Mon. New Oriel Hall, Brookleaze Buildings, Larkhall, Bath  BA1 6RA
ASHILL DANCERS  Beginners and Improvers ClassAnita Wilson01460 929383
7.30-9.30pm. Ashill Village Hall, Nr. Illminster TA19 9LX
UPTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERSSue Fraser01202679967
8.00-10.00pm. Upton Methodist Church, 79 Dorchester Rd., Poole BH16 5NN

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
7.30-10.00pm. Swaythling Baptist Church, Fleming Road, Southampton. SO16 2JD
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 COUNTRY DANCE 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 Peter Gates 01822 613461
8.00-10.00pm. Tavistock Methodist Church Hall.
WEST SOMERSET YEOMANRY REELS CLUB Myra Dale 01749 346243
7.30-9.30pm.  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
8.00-10.00  1st & 3rd Tues. Upton Methodist Church, 79 Dorchester Road, Poole BH16 5NN
R.S.C.D.S. WINCHESTER  Beginners and ImproversWendy Mumford01264 363293
8.00-10pm. St. Peter's School, SO22 4JB
R.S.C.D.S. CHELTENHAM  Lesley Taylor07712 578622
7.30-9.30pm. Fortnightly Advanced. Reddings Comm. Centre, North Rd. W., Ch'ham GL51 6RF

Wednesday

LISKEARD SCD CLUB Harry Richmond 01579 349550
7.30-10.00pm. St. Martins Church Hall, Church St., Liskeard.
BRIDPORT SCOTTISH DANCERS General Caroline Morgan-Smith 01308 538141
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
R.S.C.D.S. WINCHESTER  Social DancingWendy Mumford01264 363293
8.00-10pm. 1st., 3rd., 5th.  Wednesdays. St. Peter's School, SO22 4JB

Thursday

R.S.C.D.S. EXETER   Beginners & Improvers Class Pauline Beeson 01395 442724
7.45-10.00pm.  St. Matthew's Church Hall, Higher Summerlands, Exeter, EX1 2LJ
ST. MICHAELS SCD CLUB Margaret Manfield
01935 824377
7.45-10.00pm. Davies Hall, West Camel.
WEYMOUTH SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS Valerie Scriven 01305 265177
7.00-10.00pm. Radipole & Southill Comm Centre, Radipole Lane, Weym'th, 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. Caroline Dunn 01179 249226
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 Nicky Tyson 01747 835494
7.15-9.30pm. St. Peter's Church Hall, Shaftesbury. 
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.
NARBERTH SCOTTISH DANCERS (S.W. Wales) Jean Elliott 01994 419505
7.30-10.00pm. Robeston Wathen Village Hall, Narberth
ST. GERMANS SCD CLUB (Beginners)Harry Richmond01579 349550
7.30-9.30pm. St. Germans (Eliot Hall) Community Centre, PL12 5NR

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 Graham and
Annette Quartly  
01752 492471
7.30-10.00pm. St. Nicholas Church Hall, Saltash.
WESTBURY SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB (Bristol). Dance Night, Visitors welcome. Mavis Monahan 01934 709512
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 John Marshall 01242 237385
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