Special Announcement

Queen Tribute


It is with great sadness that we learned the news of the death of our Royal Patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 8th September 2022.

Our sadness at this time is shared by members across the globe, as we remember with affection and gratitude the service given by Her Majesty. You can read about the Royal connection with the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society here -

We send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family.

Government guidance

The Cabinet Office have now published their guidance on the period of National Mourning. 

The guidance states: 

"Mourning is very personal and we anticipate individuals, families, communities and organisations may want to mark Her Majesty’s demise in their own way. 
There is no obligation to cancel or postpone events and sporting fixtures, or close entertainment venues during the National Mourning period. This is at the discretion of individual organisations. As a mark of respect, organisations might wish to consider cancelling or postponing events or closing venues on the day of the State Funeral. They are under no obligation to do so and this is entirely at the discretion of individual organisations. If sporting fixtures or events are planned for the day of the State Funeral, organisations may want to adjust the event timings so they do not clash with the timings of the funeral service and associated processions. As a mark of respect, and in keeping with the tone of National Mourning, organisers may wish to hold a period of silence and/or play the National Anthem at the start of events or sporting fixtures, and players may wish to wear black armbands."

Please note that a virtual book of condolences has been set up by the Royal Family should any members of the public wish to leave a message:



  • Monday 12 September - RSCDS Chairman Lorna Ogilvie attended the the Service of Thanksgiving and Reflection at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh.
  • Thursday 15 September - members from the RSCDS Glasgow Branch, including former RSCDS Chairman Ruth Beattie, attended a Glasgow City Council event with Princess Anne to celebrate Glasgow’s connections with the late Queen.
  • Monday 19 September - RSCDS Chairman Lorna Ogilvie will attend the State Funeral at Westminster Abbey.

Further information will be shared with members in due course.





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