Members' Magazine

Scottish Country Dancer is the magazine of the RSCDS. It aims to inform, entertain, and inspire Scottish Country Dancers; to be the prime means of communication from RSCDS Headquarters to all members as well a forum for members; and to broaden awareness of the rich country dance heritage of Scotland. It also promotes the objects of the Society and the strategic aims of the Management Board. It is issued twice yearly in April and October, and is delivered free to all members.

The magazine’s Editorial Board is responsible to the Management Board, and The Magazine Policy was agreed by the Management Board in July 2010. As of June 2017, the Editorial Board are:

If you would like to submit material to the magazine, please read and adhere to the following guidelines:

All articles, letters, reports and opinions from members anywhere in the world are welcome. The subject matter should include SCD news and events, the history and current practice of SCD, SCD music, and other materials of interest to dancers. Text files should be in MS Word if possible, and not in PDF format. All materials should be sent to the Editor, Jimmie Hill (email:

Photographs are also sought, particularly action photos. They should be 300dpi and not less than 500kb (half a megabyte).

  • All material should be sent to the editor by 1st February for the April issue and 1st August for the October issue

  • All material, if chosen to be included, will be properly credited to the author and/or photographer

  • All material is subject to modification by the editor

If you would like to submit an advertisement to the magazine, please note that all adverts should relate to Scottish Country Dancing and feature the product/event you are advertising and contact information. For more information and to submit an advert, please email:

To view our Media Pack please click here.

Notes for Contributors 

If you would like to contribute to the Scottish Country Dancer, please download these guidelines before submitting material. This document is meant to make material more cohesive and easier for the Editorial Board to handle and edit. Thank you for your cooperation.

Magazine Policy 

This document contains only issues of policy. It does not contain detailed descriptions of content,
design, or style. Neither does it outline a budget. To download the Magazine Policy please click here.

Below you will find links to past editions of Scottish Country Dancer, which will be added here a year after publication. Click on the images to download and view in PDF format.


Issue 25, October 2017


Issue 24, April 2017


ssue 23, October 2016


Issue 22, April 2016


Issue 21, October 2015


Issue 20, April 2015


Issue 19, October 2014


Issue 18, April 2014


Issue 17, October 2013


Issue 16, April 2013


Issue 15, April 2012


Issue 14, April 2012


Issue 13, October 2011



Issue 12, April 2011



Issue 11, October 2010


Issue 5, October 2007x



Issue 10, April 2010 



Issue 9, October 2009



Issue 8, April 2009



Issue 7, October 2008



Issue 6, April 2008





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