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 accommodation, 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 2018

The RSCDS would like to thank all those who attended Winter School 2018! It was an amazing week and we were thrilled to see so many of our members from across the globe. We would like to convey our sincerest gratitude to all the teachers, musicians, volunteers, and of course Mervyn Short, Co-ordinator of this years Winter School.

Winter School 2019 will be held over the week of February 17th to the 22nd in Pitlochry. Booking will open in the Summer, so please be sure to check our website for more details.


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 last evening of the week 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!


Latest Events

Winter School 2019

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

Summer School 2019

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