At our meeting on 20th April we enjoyed a very interesting presentation on the Branch Archives. On that, more to follow. Our next meeting is on Thursday 29th June 2023, at the Crookston Hotel, 90 Crookston Road, Glasgow G52 3ND, 12.00 for 12.30 pm. Our guest will be Ian Muir. There will be a light lunch of: Soup, sausage rolls, scones with butter and jam and a selection of cakes.

The total cost of the lunch will be £12.95, which can be paid directly into the branch Account:

Account Name RSCDS Glasgow Branch 

Sort Code 80-54-01

Account Number 00772964

Please use as reference “Lunch and your name” so that the Branch Treasurer can identify who is making the payment.  Please also send an email to, telling us that you intend to come to the meeting on April 20th, otherwise only the treasurer will know that you are coming!!

We ask that you use this method if at all possible, as it decreases our associated costs.

Alternative details will be sent to those who prefer to pay by cheque.

If you would like to attend any event; more information; your name added to the list for the future; please send an email to


In 1998, as part of the celebrations for the 75th Anniversary of The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (also the anniversary of the first meeting held in Glasgow in 1923, leading to the formation of Glasgow Branch), a group of senior non-dancers and a few dancers who were still active attended an afternoon tea dance. They very much enjoyed the social aspects of dancing and missed this when no longer able to dance. Hence they wished to meet on a more regular basis, in a suitable venue.  The first official meeting of the Seniors' Group was held in 1999 at the Ewington Hotel [Queens Park], organised by Ruth Beattie now Hon Branch President, assisted by Joyce Turkington and the late Dorothy Paterson.

With the passing of time, this event has evolved into four meetings per year, Spring, Summer, Autumn and a Festive Lunch in December, open to all members of Glasgow Branch whether or not they dance on a regular basis.  The general format for the ordinary meetings is a light lunch (soup, sandwiches, tea/coffee), followed by musical entertainment and/or a speaker.  (There is an inclusive charge to cover the costs of a meeting, which can vary from meeting to meeting.) 

 Past events: 

Margaret Church - September  2022
John Carmichael - June 2022
Challenges of the Walter Scott Book - March 2022
Article by Ruth Beatie for Scottish Country Dancer  (April 2020)
Festive Lunch  - December 2019

20th Anniversary Lunch  October 2019

Richard Maudsley - Scottish Small Pipe - July 2019 

Màrtainn Skene - More quality tunes and craic - April 2019

Festive Lunch - December 2018

Anne Robertson - Round Scotland in Dance  October 2018

Mairi Callan - young singer/clarsach player  July 2018

Mr Rab Wilson – Scot’s Poet  April 2018  

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