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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 94th 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.



We are delighted to be presenting "Dancing through the Decades" in the Central Library of the City of Edinburgh throughout August.

This display of our archives from 1924 to date has lots to see and learn about, and it's FREE.

There are lots of interesting photos and memorabilia showing our activities over the past 93 years including what we do today.

Whilst you are there you might want to browse the Scottish heritage collections that are in the library.

The exhibition is predominantly in the Edinburgh and Scottish Rooms, with additional displays en route to the Fine Arts Room and Children’s Library at the Central Library, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EG.

The library opening hours are:

Mon - Weds 10am - 8pm    Thurs – Sat  10am - 5pm 

 Festival Ceilidh 

Festival Ceilidh Flyer DRAFT

Join us, as the Edinburgh Festivals draw to a close, for a fun evening for all the family. This event is suitable for all, no previous experience is necessary.

Our Festival Ceilidh on Friday 25th August is a great event to bring your friends to, no matter what age they are.

Dancing to Graeme Munro and his Clappy Doo Ceilidh Band, all the dances will be expertly called on the night. 

Tickets are available now via our Paypal page.

Adult Classes Classes Flyer 2017 2018

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

Want to find out more? Check out our Classes Information or come along and join in some easy dances at our FREE Enrolment Night on Tuesday 19th September, 7.30pm, at Barclay Viewforth, 1 Wright's House, Edinburgh, EH10 4HR.

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

Children’s ClassJamie and Imogen2017

Scottish country dancing is a fun activity which helps children learn the importance of teamwork and cooperation in a safe and fun environment and is an excellent way to keep fit, have fun and make new friends.

The class restarts on Thursday 24th August, Mayfield Salisbury Church Hall, 18 Mayfield Road, EH9 1QT from 3.45pm.

More details are available here. 

Demonstration Group

Our Demonstration Group had the privilege of promoting Scotland and Scottish dancing in Barcelona at the Jornades Internacionals Folklòriques. Watch  them dancing Courtyard 1the Gay Gordons on La Rambla during the La Mercè Festival 2016.

If you are looking for a unique experience to complete your event our team of dancers can help.

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.



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We are saddened to advise that Vera Davidson (previously Sim and Sneddon) has passed away last night after a short illness.

Vera has been an Honorary Vice-President of Edinburgh Branch for many years and is a long-standing examiner and teacher of the RSCDS.

Our thoughts are with Vera’s family at this time. Funeral arrangements will be advised in due course.

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