Global Youth Week

Global Youth Week (GYW) 2018 will run from 19th – 29th January 2017 and we would like to invite all Branches and Affiliated Groups to participate! Last year was our biggest yet and we hope to continue growing in 2018, so make sure to submit your photo and send in your development application!

Facebook Competition

From 19th to the 29th of January we invite all Branches & Groups to post a photo or video of your youth activity to our Global Youth Week Facebook Event page (if you do not have Facebook please send in the photo/video to Michael Greenwood and he will post it). The photo or video with the most combined impressions (like, love, etc.) will win! The winning Branch will get an article in the Scottish Country Dancer. Impressions will be tallied on the 2nd of February with submissions ending at 11:59pm GMT on 29th January.

Post your entries to our Global Youth Week event page, write a caption and don't forget to include the hashtag #GYW. You are welcome to share the images across Facebook, but only the impressions captured on the original post in the Events page will be tallied.

Good luck! The Facebook Event page will open in the first week of December and entries will begin on the 19th of January.

To see a glimpse of the entires submitted in 2017 take a look below!



Branch Youth Development Grants

The Youth Services Committee is offering three £500 Branch Youth Development Grants - one grant each for the three best proposals on how the Branch will build youth engagement. 

Please download the Development Grant Application Form here.

This document both outlines the aims of the grants and explains how to apply for them. The deadline for applications is 31st December 2017, midnight GMT. Please send all applications to

All RSCDS Branches can apply for this funding. Affiliate Groups are not eligible to apply. This funding is not for the use of individuals, but for the development of youth initiatives by a Branch for the benefit of young people in that Branch. It could be a joint initiative between neighbouring or twinned Branches.

These grants are not available for covering the cost of a one-off activity such as a stand-alone event. The aim is to use this money for a longer term impact of either attracting new young people to the Branch or developing the engagement of young people already within a Branch. Please do not apply simply for the running costs of one event.

Spring Fling: The Movie

From April 15th to the 17th 2016 Spring Fling touched down in Edinburgh and the RSCDS was on hand to film the festivities. Happening each year during the third or fourth weekend of April, Spring Fling is one of three premier events the RSCDS holds over the course of the year.

Last year Spring Fling was held in London, and in 2017 it will be heading to Bonn, Germany and with planning underway we are looking forward to welcoming you all for another fantastic weekend of dancing.


Latest Events

Winter School 2018

Come and join us in stunning Pitlochry for 5 days of dancing, music and fun

Spring Fling 2018

A weekend of dancing in vibrant Glasgow for 12 - 35 year olds

Spring Fling 2018 Sunday Ceilidh

Come and join us at stunning, atmospheric Oran Mhor, Byres Road, Glasgow