The Autumn Gathering 2022

A weekend of dancing and discussion

The Autumn Gathering provides an opportunity for dancers from across the world to gather over a weekend at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, Scotland. The weekend programme includes general classes, presentations and discussion forums. Whether attending as delegates or spectators, all attendees can enjoy the social events which surround the business of the AGM ahead of Saturday evening’s grand Ball!

The Autumn Gathering 2022 Programme


20:00 - 23:30    Informal Dance with music by Martainn Skene Scottish Dance Band
09:30 - 10:20 Centenary Launch Presentation
10:30 - 12:00 General Class taught by Alisdair Brown with music by Bill Ewan
11:00 - 13:00  Archive Display with Society Archivist 
14:00 AGM
19:30 - 21:00

Nice N Easy Dance with music by Scott Band Scottish Dance Band 

20:00 - 23:30  Formal Ball with music by Susan MacFadyen Scottish Dance Band
09:30 - 10:15 Talk on Dances through the Decades
10:30 - 12:00 General Class taught by Kate Gentles with music by Susan MacFadyen


Bookings will open soon!



Below is the pricing structure for the Autumn Gathering (please note that the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball tickets include VAT):

Type Cost
Friday Dance £28
Friday Dance (spectator) £14
Saturday Ball £35
Saturday Ball (spectator) £15
Saturday Nice N Easy Dance £10
Classes £10 (each)
Weekend ticket including classes (over 35 years) £75
Weekend ticket including classes (under 35 years) £70

Get answers to our most commonly asked questions below.

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Tickets are due to go on sale very soon. Click the blue "Book now" button to book online and select your preferred options.

Please do NOT attend if you have received a positive Covid test result or have been instructed by the NHS to self-isolate in the days prior to Autumn Gathering. If this occurs then a full refund for any purchased event ticket(s) will be provided, on receipt of proof, by emailing

All Covid rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland, but the virus has not gone away so please use 'Covid sense' to help protect yourself and others

Whilst vaccination is strongly encouraged, it is not mandatory for this event. Hand sanitisers will be made available at the venue.


If you wish to request a refund for 2022 Autumn Gathering event tickets, then please note that the Society charges a one off administration charge of £10 per attendee to cover refund costs.

If, due to circumstances outside our control, we are required to cancel the 2022 Autumn Gathering event then we will inform all ticket buyers and a full refund will be provided. The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society shall assume no liability for any losses resulting from individual hotel bookings or pre-booked travel. Please check your personal travel insurance policy.

If you have received a positive COVID test result or have been instructed by the NHS to self-isolate then a full refund for any purchased event ticket(s) will be provided, on receipt of proof. Please email us at

Please let us know if you would instead prefer to donate your ticket money to the Society if any of the above circumstances apply.

The 93rd AGM will take place at 2pm on Saturday 5 November 2022 in Kelvin Hall.

More details will follow in due course.


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