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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.

Affiliated & Other S.C.D. Organisations.


Westbury Scottish Country Dance Club.

Mavis Monahan, 7 Westaway Park, Yatton, Somerset. BS49 4JU   Tel. 01934 709512


Bodmin Scottish Country Dancers.

Mr & Mrs Andrew Scawin, 10 St. Giles Drive, Gonvena, Wadebridge. PL27 6DS. Tel. 01208 813610

Crackington Haven S.C.D. Club

Les Burden, Carmardden, Marshgate, Camelford. PL32 9YN. Tel. 01840 261708

Liskeard S.C.D. Club.

Harry Richmond, 8 Henscol Vale, Liskeard. PL14 6LZ. Tel. 01579 349550

Looe Monday Morning S.C.D. Club

Mrs. Betty Attrill, The Orchard, West Looe Hill, West Looe. PL13 2HP. Tel. 01503 264862

Marhamchurch S.C.D. Club.

Mr. Les Burden, Carmardden, Marshgate, Camelford. PL32 9YN. Tel. 01840 261708

Penzance Scottish Country Dancers.

Penny Gay, 44 Carn Bosavern, St. Just, Penzance. TR19 7QX. Tel. 01736 788893

Saltash S.C.D. Club.

Mr. George Roberts, 96 Liskeard Road, Callington, PL17 7HA. Tel. 01579 384935

St. Austell S.C.D. Club.

Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Moore, 15 Brookside, St. Austell, PL25 4HL.  Tel. 01726 67590

St.Germans SCD Club

Harry Richmond, 8 Henscol Vale, Liskeard, PL14 6LZ. Tel. 01579 349550

Trevone SCD Club.

Mrs. R. McLaughlin, Brambles, Tomperrow, Threemilestone, Truro TR3 6BE. Tel. 01872 560786


Bovey Tracey Scottish Country Dancers.

Mrs. Maggie Nicholson, 4 Becket Road, Bovey Tracey. TQ13 9JB. Tel. 01626 835855

Exeter & District Caledonian Society.

Jean McKinlay, 47 Mardon Road, Torquay. TQ2 7EF. Tel 01803  613552

Isca Scottish Dancers.

Mr & Mrs. V.J. Tyler, 66 Ivydale, Exmouth. EX8 4JX.  Tel. 01395 276913

Plymouth - Trinity U.R. S.C.D. Class.

Valerie Harman, 27 Ponsonby Road, Milehouse, Plymouth PL3 4HP. Tel. 01752 220241

Tavistock Scottish Country Dancers.

Peter Gates, 13 Deer Park Road, Tavistock, PL19 9HG. Tel. 01822 613461

Torquay & District Scottish Society.

Mr. W. Derry, 25 Third Avenue, Daison Heights, Torquay. TQ1 4JF. Tel. 01803 324219

Yelverton Scottish Dancers.

Mrs. Brenda Burt, Edgemoor, Burrator Road, Dousland, Yelverton. PL20 6NF. Tel. 01822 852984


Bridport Scottish Dancers.

Caroline Morgan-Smith 52 West Bay Road, Bridport, DT6 3QQ  Tel. 01308 538141

Charminster S.C.D. Club.

Miss Valerie Scriven, 13 Fenway Close, Dorchester. DT1 1PQ. Tel. 01305 265177

Dorset Caledonian Society.

Mrs. Sue Fraser, 11 Guildhall Court, New Orchard, Poole BH15 1LZ. Tel.01202 679967

East Knoyle & Shaftesbury S.C.D. Group.

Mrs. Nicola Tyson, 69 Marlott Rd, Gillingham. SP8 4FA. Tel. 01747 835494

South Coast Scottish Heritage Association.

Graham McCarty, 38 Talbot Drive, Parkstone, Poole. BH12 5ED.  Tel. 07788 147966

Weymouth Scottish Country Dancers.

Miss Valerie Scriven, 13 Fenway Close, Dorchester. DT1 1PQ. Tel. 01305 265177


Gloucester Scottish Society.

Mrs. P. Latham, 25 Nine Elms Road, Longlevens, Gloucester GL2 0HB. Tel. 01452 306857

Cheltenham Scottish Society.

Mr. J. Marshall, 17 Gratton Road, Cheltenham, Glos. GL50 2BT.  Tel. 01242 237385


Minstead S.C.D. Club.

Maggie Morgan, Field Head, Waters Green, Brockenhurst, SO42 7TL Tel. 01590 623849

New Forest S.C. Dancers.

Juliet Thompson, 10 Northerwood House, Emery Down, Lyndhurst. SO43 7DT Tel. 023 8028 3384.

Ringwood S.C.D. Club

Mary Phippard, 128 Pinehurst Road, West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset BH22 0AS  Tel. 01202 896186

Spiffin S.C. Dancers.

Sue Ramsay, Zantilly, 3 Clarence Road, Lyndhurst. SO43 7AL. Tel. 02380 282494


Tunbridge Wells  & Crowborough S.C.D. Group.

Mr. J.R. Wilkin, 22 Broadwater Rise, Tunbridge Wells. TN2 5UE.  Tel. 01892 541891


Ashill Dancers

Anita Wilson, 34 Langdons Way, Tatworth, Chard. TA20 2TG.  Tel; 01460 929383

Chard S.C.D. Club.

 Penny Jennings, Whatley Cottage, Whatley, Winsham, TA20 4JS.  Tel. 01460 30939

Oriel Scottish Dancers

St. Michael's S.C.D. Club.

Margaret Manfield, 8 South Street,  Montacute, Somerset.  TA15 6XD. Tel. 01935 824377

Taunton Caledonian Society.

Mrs. Sandra Spalding, Wayside House, Taunton Road, Bishops Lydeard, Nr. Taunton. TA4 3BN. Tel. 01823 433068

Uphill Dancers.

Mrs. Pat Fish, 24 Hawthorn Hill, Worle, Weston-Super-Mare. Tel. 01934 513243

Wells & Wookey S. Dancers.

David Boon, 39 Welsford Avenue, Wells. BA5 2HX. Tel. 01749 672672

West Somerset Yeomanry Reels Club.

Mrs. Myra Dale, Woodbourne House, West Shepton, Shepton Mallet. BA4 5UN. Tel. 01749 346243

Woolavington SCDs.

Mrs. Mary Spikings, Highlands, 24 Woolavington Hill, Woolavington, Bridgwater. TA7 8HG Tel. 01278 684031


Narberth Scottish Dancers.

Jean Elliott, Dol Barcud, Whitland, Carms. SA34 0XT.  Tel. 01994 419505.

Swansea - St. Andrews S.C.D. Society.

Mrs. J. Proudfoot, 120 Woodcote, Killay, Swansea. SA2 7AU. Tel. 01792 299443

Channel Islands

Jersey Caledonia S.C.D. Grp.

Ms. Joy Carry, Les Arbres, Rue des Cateaux, Trinity, Jersey. JE3 5HB. Tel. 01534 862205

Guernsey Scottish Association.

Christine Babbe, Rosamunda, Route de L'Issue, St. Saviour's, GY7 9UN.  Tel. 01481 266370

Isle Of Wight

Isle of Wight Caledonian Society.

Mrs. Val Cranwell, 137 Pallance Road, Northwood, Cowes I.O.W. PO31 8LX.