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Welcome to the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Edinburgh Branch. Since our formation in 1924, we have promoted Scottish Country dancing for the fun, fitness and friendship it can provide. Now in our 95th year, we continue to offer classes, workshops, dances and events for all ages and experience levels. Keep reading to see what is coming up in the near future, and explore the rest of our site for more information.

Festive fun at our Christmas dance

Our Christmas dance is always full of festive cheer.

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Add to this a programme of fun, popular dances, nibbles and Christmas punch and we have a really good night.

The programme, cribs, diagrams and videos are all available on our Functions page. Everyone is welcome.

Fun Scottish dance classes for childrenPoster 2019

Our Children’s Scottish dance classes restart on Saturday mornings on 31st August at Craigmillar Park Church Hall, 2a Craigmillar Park Edinburgh, EH16 5LZ.

Find out more here.

Our classes are a great way for young dancers to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills.

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Save the date and join us as we mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day at our Annual Ball in 2020.


We've a programme of dances representing our Armed Forces and the allied nations all set to fantastic music from Iain MacPhail and his Scottish dance band.


Tickets are on sale now

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There is something for everyone at our classes, whether have never danced in your life or have lots of experience there is a class to suit you!

Our classes restart for a new term in January – find out more here.

“Primarily what I get from dancing is a good laugh! As a bonus it keeps me physically and mentally on my toes, trying to work out the dances.”

Scottish country dancing is a great way to keep fit, have fun and make new friends.

Leave a Legacy

As a charity we rely on charitable donations,  and  by leaving a legacy to the Edinburgh Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Anniversary Fund, you not only help to build a resilient, dynamic future for Scottish dancing; your gift will also support meaningful initiatives such as training new teachers and musicians, supporting talented young dancers, or investing in our communities through access to our schools outreach programme.

Find out more as to how you can donate to us or how a gift in your will can make a real difference in the future to Scottish Dancing.

Dem Team

Our Demonstration team promote Scottish dancing worldwide, and are delighted t077o help make your event unique and special, whether you want to watch or join in and dance.

We can provide anything from a short dancing display to hosting an evening of Ceilidh dancing complete with a caller, ensuring that your guests take home happy memories and an unforgettable experience of Scottish culture.

Whatever the event, the flexibility of using us ensures that your function will be a resounding success. Enquiry Form.


Social Media 

Social Media

Want to be kept up to date? Our Facebook and Twitter pages bring you regular interactive snippets of news, photographs and updates.

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Shop now!

Head over to our Shop and see what we’ve got in stock for you.

There’s the latest book and CD, and we are delighted that some of the dances have been devised by local Branch members and include several formations making their first appearance in a RSCDS publication.

We’ve still got “The Wee Green” book and our 90th Anniversary Book and CD is still a popular favourite. All the dances from this publications are available to view on our YouTube Channel.

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