Scottish Country Dancing


St Columbas Scottish Country Dancers

This Group was started by the Rev. Dr Scott in 1941 to provide a home from home for young Scots posted to London during the Second P1000161World War. Those who dance with us are no longer necessarily young, or Scottish, all are welcome.

We meet on Monday Evenings in the Lower Hall from the beginning of October until the Monday before the late May Bank Holiday, excluding Christmas and Bank Holidays. Always remember, Scottish Country Dancing is for Fun, Friendship and Fitness.

We are a social dancing group, in order to assist newcomers and less experienced dancers we have a short practice session from 7.15 pm to 7.30 pm, most evenings, and the evening ends at 9.50pm On most evenings we dance to recorded music, but on 5 or 6 evenings a year we have a live band, and the finishing time is 10.30 Ordinary evenings are free, but we do make a charge of £1.50 for tea and biscuits in the interval. Band nights, we d have to charge for the band and supper, please check for up to date information on our website.

All we ask is that you wear soft flat shoes. Come along and give us a try. Let me know the first time you are coming and I will make sure you have a good welcome, come on your own or with a partner

For more information contact Valarie Strachan on or visit our website where you will find our dance programmes and crib sheets

If you are interested in having a practice before the Caledonian Ball, or similar then try London Reelers, they meet at St Columbas’s once a month on a Tuesday and will be dancing the traditional dances, their website is  www.londonreels.orgP1000163 P1000162