The Shelby Scottish Country Dancers' mission is to promote and enjoy the pursuit of Scottish Country Dancing which is now performed worldwide by over 550 Branches and affiliated groups, over 17,000 members and numerous social groups. The headquarters of The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) is located in Edinburgh, Scotland where it was founded in 1923 by Dr Jean Milligan with the object of documenting and preserving the customs, traditions and, particularly, the details and history of the dances
Shelby Scottish Country
Dancers - LNHG 2010
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RSCDS Carolinas Branch
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formal dances, Highland
wear is the preferred mode.
For men, this means kilt, sporran, white shirt and hose. In the absence of a kilt, dress slacks are an acceptable alternative.
For women, an evening dress and a tartan sash. Traditionally the dress is white but in these times this is not strictly followed.
Contact: Eilean Yates
704-482-8253 or click
are another feature of the group's activities. Examples
have been at the Shelby Millennium at the Shelby Presbyterian
Church, the annual Square Dance Convention in Charlotte,
the Celtic Festival in Andrew Jackson park, Lancaster, SC,
several years at the Scottish Festival at Clover, SC and for the
Scottish Heritage day at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church,
Charlotte NC . The group has performed Hogmanay
demonstrations at Shelby Presbyterian Church to celebrate the
arrival of the last ten new years.
The Scottish Country Dances
are held at
Hopewell Presbyterian Church
10500 Beattie's Ford Road, Charlotte NC
* * * Directly opposite Latta Park Plantation * * *
The wonderful music for 2012 was provided by
The MacRowdie Bobbys Big Band
Pete Campbell (accordion), Dean Herington (piano), Mara Shea, Pat Talbert and Nora Garver (fiddles)
Scottish Country Dances are Friday Welcome and Saturday Gala Dances.
Platform dancing on the Games Field on Saturday ( 11 am- 2 pm) and Sunday (noon - 1 pm). Special classes for children will be held and are provisionally set for 2 - 3 pm on Saturday and for 1 - 2 pm on Sunday. Please check at Games Field for any late changes.
Games Director for Scottish Country Dancing
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Hopewell Presbyterian Church
is directly opposite Latta Park Plantation. Click on
(for a close up of Hopewell Church
location; drag the map to place "B" in the center of
map; then click on the 5th bar from top)
Hotels nearest to the dance and the games field are at exits 16 and 18 off I-77N traveling north from Charlotte, NC.
Scottish Country Dancing in the South East
The group supports Scottish Country Dances and Socials which are held throughout the South East USA at the rate of approximately one per month at, for example,
Scottish Country Dances are also held in
Greater Greenville Highland Games
Stone Mountain Highland Games
The Head Office of RSCDS is at
12 Coates Crescent Telephone: 0131 225 3854
Edinburgh EH3 7AF Fax: 0131 225 7783
Web site access is at The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Note that all branch members must now set up a username & password in order to use the full benefit of the site. IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THIS, PLEASE CONTACT US
In addition to the earlier links, there are Internet Web sites which cover different aspects of Scottish Country Dancing. These include:-
Inter-City Scot provides comprehensive lists of
classes, events and active groups of S C D groups across Canada and
Strathspey (not affiliated with or endorsed by the RSCDS) discusses dances and music as well as being a resource for interesting items connected with SCD. This site, based in Germany, has world wide audience participation.
Grand Chain - the Scottish Dance Resource - a resource for Scottish dancers worldwide, including bands, groups, links, hints and tips, dances and more for SCD, highland and ceilidh dancers.
Maintained by J. Michael Yates
July 23 2000
Last Revision: Wednesday May 16, 2012