Member Benefits

RSCDS members play a valuable role in helping to establish a legacy for future generations. Membership fees help the Society to train teachers, continue its work with schools and young people, run and administer examinations and produce recordings and printed material to complement those activities. This vital support means the RSCDS is able to preserve a tradition and maintain a consistency that makes Scottish Country Dancing the same throughout the world.

Anyone can join the RSCDS. Active dancers are encouraged to join through one of the Society’s 160 Branches worldwide so that they are in touch with what is happening in their area, but direct membership through RSCDS Headquarters is also an option. 


The many benefits of membership include:

  • 10% discount on most recordings, publications and other items available through our shop
  • A twice-yearly members’ magazine, Scottish Country Dancer, packed with information and interesting articles delivered to your door
  • Access to the members’ area of the RSCDS website
  • Reduced entrance fees to classes and, in some cases, dances or other events
  • Tapping into a worldwide family of Scottish country dancers
  • Through Branches, a voice in the running of the organisation (this applies to Branch members only; members who join directly through Headquarters do not have representation at the AGM) 

Other, perhaps less tangible reasons for joining are:

  • Access to RSCDS-trained teachers who take classes at Branch and local levels
  • Access to the annual RSCDS Summer School, Winter School and Spring Fling
  • Opportunities to advance dancing skills
  • The chance to learn to teach Scottish Country Dancing through the Society’s examination and qualification system
  • Availability of courses for musicians, to encourage the continuation of live music
  • Availability of music recorded specifically for dancing to, as opposed to listening
  • Promotion of the Scottish Country Dance tradition in schools in Scotland and among young people everywhere
  • Provision of graded medal tests to encourage young dancers
  • Learning and helping to preserve and foster original dances and steps
  • Conserving the present and future existence of this form of dance
  • Helping to preserve an important aspect of Scottish culture

Grassmarket Hotel Discount

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, The Grassmarket Hotel is only a 5 minute walk from the Royal Mile and a 10 minute walk from Waverley Train Station. The Grassmarket Hotel is the perfect choice for work and play, and is moments from the best attractions Edinburgh has to offer. Need a room for more than one or two guests? Check out our Comfy+ rooms, ideal for three or four guests to share.

Visit the booking page, select your dates and make sure special code CE4 is in the promotional box at top hand side of the screen, then select ‘Apply’ for a 15% discount

Subject to availability, CE4 code must be used at time of booking on the above website for discount & cannot be redeemed upon check-in. This code is not valid on 3rd party websites. Contact Craig Brodie on 0131 247 4715 should you have any questions.

For the direct link to the booking page, which will take you to today's date (whenever clicked) with the code already included please click here.

To visit the Grassmarket website please click here.

This special discount also applies at three other hotels in Edinburgh. To view the list of hotels with more information please click here.

If you are having trouble using this code, please contact Michael Greenwood at:


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