Members' magazine

Scottish Country Dancer is the members’ magazine of the RSCDS. All members receive it twice a year by post or as an electronic PDF copy. The magazine is produced by an Editorial Team of five RSCDS members – all volunteers, headed by the editor. As of February 2019 the team consisted of:

  • Jimmie Hill (editor)
  • Caroline Brockbank
  • Fiona Mackie
  • Helen McGinley
  • Jean Martin

The Editorial Team is appointed by the Management Board, to whom they are responsible.

The magazine is the Society’s only direct means of communication with all its members. A recent readers’ survey has shown a high degree of satisfaction among members with its style and content.

The magazine aims to give a snapshot of the RSCDS at any one time. The Chairman, Convenors of the Committees, and the administration report on their work in each issue.

Through articles about country dance history the magazine aims to inform and raise awareness of the rich traditions of country dancing and music from the 18th century to the present day. The series of interviews with significant figures in the dance world is building up an important archive for future generations. Each issue features news from RSCDS Branches and Groups around the world – from Troon to Toronto. Official RSCDS dance events – such as Summer and Winter Schools – feature in every issue as well as local day schools and balls. Each magazine has a focus on youth, both within the RSCDS and in Scottish Schools. Whilst giving members a forum to express their views, Scottish Country Dancer aims to celebrate everything positive about this vibrant area of Scottish culture.

You can read more about the magazine policy here

Past issues of the Scottish Country Dancer

Past issues of Scottish Country Dancer are available for free download through the online shop.  Twelve months after each issue is published it is uploaded to the website where it can be enjoyed by all dancers and Scottish country dance groups.

Download past editions of the Scottish Country Dancer

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There are 159 RSCDS Branches and over 300 Affiliated Groups in more than 50 countries around the world, located on all continents (except Antarctica).

They organise and run classes, dances and other social events in their own areas and are committed to helping develop Scottish Dance and Music for future generations.

We encourage you to try Scottish Country Dancing for yourself to see just how much fun it can be, so please come along and learn how to 'Dance Scottish'. 

Wherever you are in the world there is most likely Scottish Country Dancing.

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