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Attending Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland reception

image of RSCDS dancing at Secretary of State for Scotland Ceilidh


On Thursday 13 February, representatives of the RSCDS were pleased to participate in a reception hosted by the Office of the Secretary of the State for Scotland, in Edinburgh.

The ceilidh provided an opportunity for the RSCDS to engage with key external opinion shapers and policy influencers, with guests enjoying the friendliness and ease of an evening of Scottish social dance. Attendees danced to an entertaining programme of dances with wonderful music provided by the John Carmichael Scottish Dance Band.

RSCDS Chair-Elect, Lorna Ogilvie, gave a short interview which highlighted the RSCDS’ primary aims of bringing the ‘Fun, Fitness and Friendship’ of Scottish country dancing to as many people as possible and preserving the traditions of Scottish dance and music.

You can watch RSCDS Chair-Elect, Lorna Ogilvie’s interview below.


Well done to the RSCDS Edinburgh Branch for organising the evening’s excellent dancing demonstrations throughout the evening - you can enjoy a few short clips below:


If you enjoyed watching the dances and want to get involved then you can find your local Branch or Affiliated Group on this
webpage. With over 150 Branches and over 300 Affiliated Groups worldwide, there is always an opportunity to get fit, make friends and have fun while learning Scottish country dancing!

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