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See information on other pages for changes during Covid-19

This page gives a summary of what we do, with further details on other pages.

A complete list of events is on the Calendar page.


We hold three formal functions each year:

           President's Reception         Last Saturday in September
St Andrew's Lunch Last Friday in November
Burns Dinner Last Saturday in January

Details are on the Functions page.

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Scottish Dancing

There is a thriving INFORMAL Scottish Dance Class, held in Allestree most Monday evenings from September to June.  Everyone is welcome, no previous experience needed.

We also hold two main dances each year, with a band, on Saturday afternoons at the beginning of November and the end of February, in Allestree or Mickleover.

See our Dance Class website for further information.

And we run a Dance Demonstration Team (pictured below at the ASCDS Festival in 2016).

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Walks take place each month, on the third Sunday morning of odd numbered months and the third Wednesday morning of even numbered months.

Typically around 5 miles, and usually followed by lunch in a pub or similar.

See the Walks page for details.

Evening talks

Evening talks are held on the second Thursday of each Winter month, from October to March, in Mickleover.  Starting at 7.30 pm for around an hour with tea/coffee at the end.  Admission £2.50.

In January, instead of a talk, we hold our Members' Evening, where you are encouraged (but not compulsory!) to make a short performance, eg a recital or a song.

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Update:  There will be no talks or Members' Evening during the 2020-21 Winter Season.  The talks are under review as to whether they will resume at a later date.

The talks are listed on the Calendar page.

Social activities

Other occasional events are organised and run on a more informal basis.

The picture (right) shows our members enjoying a visit to Severn Valley Railway in 2017.