Our 2019 Programme

Dates, times, entrance costs etc

Dancing will take place:-

Click here for the Programmes for May to July 2019 (as a pdf)
This leaflet comprises two pages intended to be back-to-back. If your printer does not do two-sided printing, then you may find it convenient to print both pages and manually stick them back-to-back.

Note that several changes have been made since that leaflet was prepared. The details will be found in the table below.


Click here for the Programmes for August 2019 (as a pdf)

Dancing, whether indoors or out, begins at 7.30pm and continues until 9.30pm. Entrance is £5 for adults and £1 for children.



What do you need to know to participate?

The events in the Princes Street Gardens are open to all, from experienced dancers to spectators. As in previous years, each dance will be demonstrated once by a team of experienced dancers. The programmes principally comprise dances for which prior experience is desirable, but several simpler dances are also included which can be picked up instantly, and there are one or two of modest complexity which can be managed if sufficient people in the set know the dance.

The indoor dances are not demonstrated, but are called once before the dance. These dances, therefore, are more suitable for those with prior knowledge.

Need a reminder of the steps?

Princes Street Gardens Fairmile Head Church Hall
27 May
Band: Matthew MacLennan
28 May
Music:Callum Wilson
03 June
Band: Graeme Munro
04 June
Music: Lindsay Weir
10 June
Band: Alan Ross
11 June
Music: Matthew MacLennan
17 June
Band: Iain MacPhail

(a change from what we initially publicised)
18 June
Music: Ewan Galloway
24 June
Band: Lindsay Weir
25 June
Music: Alastair Wood
01 July
Band: Matthew MacLennan

(a change from what we originally publicised)
02 July
Music: Alan Ross
08 July
Band: Ewan Galloway
09 July
Music: Marion Anderson
15 July
Band: Graeme Munro

(a change from what we initially publicised)
16 July
Music: Stuart Anderson
22 July
Band: Marian Anderson
23 July
Music: Iain MacPhail
29 July
No Dancing in the Gardens
30 July
Music: Ewan Galloway
Fairmile Head Church Hall
6 August
Music:Lindsay Weir
13 August
Music:Marian Anderson
20 August
Music:Stuart Anderson
27 August
AGM with shortened
dance programme


These days there is a wealth of videos on the internet of groups performing Scottish country dances, so it can be helpful to type the name of the dance into a search engine like Google or Yahoo and investigate some of the suggested links. You may also find it helpful to refer to the following collection:- Note that we cannot guarantee the quality of dancing shown in these videos. Note also that some videos may contain more than one dance, so they may not begin with the one you were looking for.

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