Useful links


Royal Scottish Country Dance Society : Find a branch around the world, Summer School

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society : Edinburgh Branch - promoting the enjoyment of Scottish dancing.

Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust : It is the ultimate aim of the Trust to have a Traditional Dance Artist in every Local Authority in Scotland, and they are well on our way to achieving this target. They completed a traditional dance development project in Glasgow throughout 2004/5: around 7,000 people from nursery school age to the elderly were exposed to Scottish traditional dance.

Scottish Dance Bands : a list of Scottish Dance Bands from around the world.

Grand Chain : a resource for Scottish dancers worldwide, including bands, groups, links, hints and tips, dances and more for SCD, highland and ceilidh dancers.

Teachers' Association (Canada) : affiliated with the RSCDS. This site also has a useful forum.

RSCDS London (UK) : covers all Scottish dancing in the south of England.

Northern Ireland : Scottish dancing in Northern Ireland.

Scottish Official Highland Dance Association : all highland dance related information.

RSCDS Leeds Branch

Dunedin Dancers, Edinburgh

Scots Music Group
Ceilidhs, traditional music, song and dance.
Workshops, performances, classes and many other exciting events in Edinburgh.

Scottish Music - gateway to Scotland's music.

Free Fáilte on-line scrapbook - Just add your own pictures and captions to complete the story about yourself, your family and Scotland.
As a lasting memento, you can order a printed copy. See sample on the web site.

James Scott Skinner 1843-1927 : This is an interesting site, mainly about Scott Skinner and his music, however there are some excellent videos on Highland Dancing and some Scottish Country Dances such as Triumph & Petronella. These are danced as they would have been in his time - no poussettes then!

Highland dance of the Black Cocks in Blair Atholl, danced by a small but dedicated group of dancers in Edinburgh who look to keep the original C18th Highland dances and songs alive. Watch video