Scottish Dancing at Home

While our classes and dances have been curtailed due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus, we hope to bring Branch members a selection of activities to enjoy at home.

Peter Knight has found several videos connected with Scottish dancing from his collection which we think people might like. Links to the videos will be made available to those who have signed up to the Branch e-Update. Anyone who would like to be kept appraised of Branch events can join up – see the form on our home page.


15 February 2021

  • Chair Jim Cook shares thoughts on our Post Viral Relaunch
  • Photos of Scotland in Bloom
  • Review of our virtual Burns Night and link to video
  • Behind the scenes of the Burns Night
  • The Branch puzzle – Scottish Wild Flowers

11 January 2021

  • Announcement of our Burns virtual ceilidh event 2021
  • Picture puzzle – Robert Burns
  • Christmas quiz answers

24 December 2020

  • Report on the virtual Christmas dance 2020
  • History quiz
  • Vocabulary quiz
  • Picture quiz
  • Short story
  • Entertainment quiz
  • General quiz

9 December 2020

  • More on our Christmas party
  • Our Branch survey
  • Christmas competition reminders
  • The Branch jigsaw

25 November 2020

  • Christmas virtual party news
  • London Branch Baking competition and Christmas Decoration competition
  • Christmas jigsaw
  • Update to 90th Anniversary Dance competition


6 November 2020

  • General news update
  • Schiehallion video
  • Remembering an earlier anniversary
  • Dancing with no hands
  • SCD wordsearch


11 October 2020

  • General news update
  • Surbiton is back!
  • The Branch puzzle

15 September 2020

  • AGM news
  • Three Short Dances by Bethan Kendrick
  • Gerrards Cross & Chalfonts SCDC news
  • The Branch Puzzle – Falkirk Kelpies

30 August 2020

  • Three Favourite Dances from Sue Reed
  • The Piper and the Penguin story by the McLaren family
  • The Branch Puzzle – Mountains – answers
  • Branch memories – Malborough School and classes

10 August 2020

  • Three Favourite Dances from Sam Schad
  • Two jigsaws
  • Anagrams on the theme of Scottish mountains from Julian and Kerstin Mason

26 July 2020

  • Scottish Dance Video – RSCDS 60th Summer School in 1991
  • Three Favourite Dances from David Lowe
  • Scottish Dancing in the Kitchen
  • Jigsaw Puzzle

13 July 2020

  • Three Favourite Dances from Jenny Kendrick
  • Jigsaw puzzle

28 June 2020

  • Scottish Dance Video – Flying Over Scotland
  • Three Favourite Dances from Willie Lawrence
  • Jigsaw Puzzle of Minister on the Loch

22 June 2020

  • Scottish Dance Video – A Highland Fling – a collection of some of the best traditional and modern highland dances
  • Three Favourite Dances from Judy Valvona
  • New dance from Kay Senior
  • Spot the Difference from Thelma Jane Robb

14 June 2020

  • Scottish Dance Video – history of The White Heather Club
  • Three Favourite Dances from Wendy Morris
  • Scotland General Knowledge Quiz
  • Kay Senior’s Lockdown poem

7 June 2020

  • Scottish Dance Video – Step We Ceilidh instructional video from 1993
  • Keeping Close during Lockdown – the Surbiton Way
  • Three favourite dances from Jim Cook
  • Scottish country dancing quiz from Kay Senior

31 May 2020

  • Scottish Dance Video – 75th Anniversary of the RSCDS
  • Three favourite dances from Margaret Shaw
  • Scottish country dancing quiz from Kay Senior

24 May 2020

  • Scottish dance video – Scotland Dancing Again
  • Wordsearch Puzzle from Thelma Jane Robb
  • Three favourite dances from Mervyn Short

17 May 2020

  • Scottish dance video – an archive of dances danced in the Borders from the 1930s
  • Link to  Rare Tunes whch is a website archive dedicated to rare recordings of Scottish sound. One example is Florence MacBride who was Scotland’s first professional concert, broadcasting and recording female fiddler.
  • Three favourite dances from Dave Hall
  • Spot the difference from Thelma Jane Robb

10 May 2020

  • Scottish dance video – War Dancing – the reel of the 51st, link to website Dancing for Victory and short film of the Victory march of the 51st Highland Division (1945)
  • Three favourite dances from Rachel Wilton

3 May 2020

  • Three favourite dances from Chris Hood
  • Scottish dance video – Scotland Through Her Music

26 April 2020

  • Three favourite dances from Mel Rowland
  • Scottish dance video – Take Your Partners from c. 1978

19 April 2020

  • Three favourite dances from Stephen Webb
  • 2 Scottish dance videos – Mr Menuhin’s Welcome to Blair Castle and 1986 Commonwealth Games SCD display
  • Branch Dance Wordsearch from Thelma

11 April 2020

  • Three Favourite Dances  – a musician’s viewpoint from Meryl Thomson
  • 3 Scottish dance videos from the 1950s – The River Cree, The Rakes of Glasgow and Mrs MacLeod
  • Grand Autumn Ball wordsearch answers
  • Spot the Difference from Thelma

4 April 2020

  • Three Favourite Dances from Simon Wales
  • Scotland Dances video from 1957 showing a variety of Scottish dances danced in different places.
  • Jim Cook’s crossword solution
  • Grand Autumn Ball word-search from Thelma Jane Robb

25 March 2020

  • Our first video –  MacNab dances – is available to view via link.
  • Jim Cook, our chair, has produced a fun crossword associated with dance names to have a try at.