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 2018

The RSCDS is ready to welcome dancers from across the globe to Pitlochry for another week of fantastic dancing! Happening from the 18th to the 23rd of February Winter School is one of our premier events and 2018 is shaping up to be a wonderful time.

Dancers stay at the Atholl Palace and dance at venues both in the hotel and around the town of Pitlochry. The week culminates with a formal ball at Blair Castle, which is the highlight of the year for many (see video below). For more information and to book your spot please get in touch with our Events Manage Moira Thomson


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!


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