Dancing in the Gardens to Live Music

Dancers and Castle

The Gardens Scottish Country Dancers is a not-for-profit group dedicated to arranging summer evenings of Scottish Country Dancing to live music in the open air in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh - an activity which has gone on for over half a century. We also organise some indoor dances allowing dancers to indulge their enthusiasm when many of the clubs have reduced activity for the summer.


We reluctanly found it necessary to make this decision in the light of the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the remaining uncertainties as the guidelines are being relaxed.

Meanwhile we are working in the background in the hope of resuming dancing in 2023, and will update this site as more information becomes available.

Indoor dancing will be held at Fairmilehead on Tuesday evenings during June, July and August 2022 with the exception of 5th and 12th July. For more details go to the programme page.

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Page last updated 03 June 2022