Winter School

(Atholl Palace)

Held in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, the RSCDS Winter School, happening annually during the last week of February is one of our premier events. Participants will stay in the Atholl Palace Hotel (pictured above); a four- star Victorian accomodation, it is the epitome of comfort. Breakfast and dinner are served in the main dining room which offers stunning views of the valleys below.

Winter School 2017

We would like to thank all the attendees who made their way to Pitlochry for the RSCDS Winter School; it was great to see you all and experience this wonderful event with so many of our friends. The RSCDS would like to thank all the musicians, teachers and volunteers who helped to make 2017 an unforgettable year. Of course, last but certainly not least, to Winter School Co-ordinator Luke Brady, thank you for all your hard work and support, and we hope you found some time to kick back and enjoy everything that the Atholl Palace and Pitlochry have to offer.

Until next year, happy dancing!


Classes will be held at different venues around Pitlochry, all which are accessible by foot and/or car, and in Atholl Palace itself. With classes being held every morning and optional classes in the afternoon, there is the potential for a full day of dancing; that is, if your feet are up for it!

Map of Pitlochry

Pitlochry Town Hall

Fishers Hotel

Atholl Palace

Blair Castle Ball

On the Monday evening participants are treated to a spectacular night of dancing in the historic ballroom of Blair Castle. After dinner and a quick change, Winter School attendees board buses and head to Blair Castle for a night of dancing. Afterwards, buses will take you back to Atholl Palace where you can get a nightcap if you fancy!

To see some footage from the 2015 Blair Castle Ball press play on the video below!


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