Tuesday class social April 2024Tuesday class social April 2024

We held the last class social of the current session on Tuesday 16th April. There were about 40 dancers there and we all enjoyed a really great programme of favourite dances. 

Spring Ball 2024Spring Ball 2024

We held our Spring Ball in Dumfries High School and enjoyed a great evening of dancing to the music of Sandy Nixon’s Scottish Dance Band. 

Tuesday class March 2024Tuesday class March 2024

A few photos from a recent Tuesday class with some of our newer and younger dancers - and a few others! 

Winter School 2024Winter School 2024

Members of Dumfries Branch attended RSCDS Winter School in Pitlochry. They’re pictured here at the Ball in Blair Castle. 

Monday Social February 2024Monday Social February 2024

We held our first Social Dance of the year and had a great afternoon of dancing. 

Beginners’/Improvers’ Workshop January 2024Beginners’/Improvers’ Workshop January 2024

We held a workshop for beginners and improvers recently. 

Glasgow Centenary CelebrationGlasgow Centenary Celebration

A weekend of celebrations in Glasgow, including a Centenary Ball in Glasgow City Chambers, organised by RSCDS Glasgow Branch, and the unveiling of a plaque at the former Athenaeum, where the first meeting of what became the RSCDS took place one hundred years ago. 

Class Social November 2023Class Social November 2023

We held a class social on 21st November. 

Castle Douglas dance November 2023Castle Douglas dance November 2023

Dancers from Dumfries Branch enjoyed the dance in Castle Douglas recently. 

Annan afternoon tea and danceAnnan afternoon tea and dance

RSCDS Annan Branch held an afternoon tea and dance at the end of October. Dumfries Branch members went along and enjoyed the afternoon. 

Autumn Gathering November 2023Autumn Gathering November 2023

Dumfries Branch was well represented at the Autumn Gathering weekend in Glasgow.

3 Branches Centenary Dance3 Branches Centenary Dance

Carlisle and Border, Lockerbie and Dumfries Branches held a dance recently to celebrate the centenary of the RSCDS. 

Half-Day School Evening DanceHalf-Day School Evening Dance

After our half-day school we held a dance in the evening. 

White Rose Festival July 2023White Rose Festival July 2023

A team of dancers from Dumfries Branch took part in the White Rose Festival. Unfortunately because of the weather the event took place indoors this year.

Tuesday evening social June 2023Tuesday evening social June 2023

Our last Tuesday class for this session was a social dance. Alan Briers presented our Branch musician, George Meikle, with a bottle of whisky to thank him for playing for the Branch for 15 years.

Summer Dance 2023Summer Dance 2023

We held our Summer Dance on a VERY hot evening - and we were grateful for the ceiling fans in the hall at Locharbriggs Community Centre.

Monday afternoon class social May 2023Monday afternoon class social May 2023

The last Monday afternoon class for the current session was a social dance. Dancers enjoyed a fun afternoon of dancing on a beautiful sunny day.

Centenary afternoon tea and danceCentenary afternoon tea and dance

The Branch held an afternoon tea and dance for our members.

RSCDS Centenary BallRSCDS Centenary Ball

A Ball was held in Edinburgh on 25th March as part of the RSCDS Centenary celebrations. Dumfries Branch was well represented.

Spring Ball 2023Spring Ball 2023

Our Spring Ball was held in Dumfries High School. A great evening’s dancing. And the proceeds of the raffle - £275 - were given to Comic Relief.

Winter School 2023Winter School 2023

Some members of Dumfries Branch at the Ball at Blair Castle.

Christmas Dance 2022Christmas Dance 2022

We held our Christmas Dance recently and everyone looked very festive - lots of red, black and sparkle!

Autumn Gathering and AGM 2022Autumn Gathering and AGM 2022

The 93rd AGM of the RSCDS took place in Glasgow recently when William Williamson became the new Chairman of the Society. He is pictured with some members of Dumfries Branch who attended the Autumn Gathering.

Social dance September 2022Social dance September 2022

Our first social dance of the new session

White Rose Festival July 2022White Rose Festival July 2022

Some dancers from the Branch took part in the White Rose Festival on a lovely sunny day in July.

Summer Dance 2022Summer Dance 2022

We held our Summer dance in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and we dressed for the occasion.

Last Monday class May 2022Last Monday class May 2022

A few photos taken in Locharbriggs Community Centre - decorated to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Monday afternoon classMonday afternoon class

At the suggestion of some Branch members we moved our Monday class from the evening to the afternoon. It’s proved quite popular.

Spring Ball buffetSpring Ball buffet

Our Branch Secretary, Irene, took photos of dancers at their tables during the meal.

Spring Ball 2022Spring Ball 2022

We held our Ball a few weeks later than usual and enjoyed a great evening of dancing. Our first dance in the Dumfries Baptist Church Centre - and they provided a delicious buffet.

Christmas Dance 2021Christmas Dance 2021

Our first dance for a while! The dancers enjoyed the evening, dancing to Ewan Galloway and his band.

Advanced ClassAdvanced Class

The advanced class met at the beginning of March, then went out for a meal.

Christmas Dance 2019Christmas Dance 2019

A few photos from our dance. A great evening’s dancing. And it was good to welcome so many dancers.

Practice for White Rose Festival Practice for White Rose Festival

A few photos of Jane Meikle putting the dancers through their paces in preparation for the White Rose Festival

Christmas Dance 2018Christmas Dance 2018

Another great evening’s dancing to Marian Anderson’s SCD Band

Tuesday class photos Tuesday class photos

Not photos from a dance for a change. These were taken at a recent adults’ class on a Tuesday evening at Laurieknowe Primary. And obviously tea break is a very important part of the evening!

Day School and Dance September 2018Day School and Dance September 2018

Some photos from a very successful day school and dance. We were pleased to welcome dancers from as far away as South Cumbria, Edinburgh and Dundee.

Teachers’ Workshop 2018Teachers’ Workshop 2018

We held a workshop to go over the dances from the latest RSCDS Book - Book 52. We were delighted to welcome teachers from the Scottish Borders, Cumbria and other parts of England.

White Rose Festival July 2018White Rose Festival July 2018

Some Branch members danced at the White Rose Festival, near Leeds, on a very hot, sunny day. Some sunbathing as well as dancing!

Summer dance 2018Summer dance 2018

A few photos from our Summer Dance.

Dumfries Festival 2018Dumfries Festival 2018

RSCDS Dumfries Branch was well represented at the Festival, with both children and adults taking part.

February Dance 2018February Dance 2018

Another great evening of dancing - and eating!

Christmas Dance 2017Christmas Dance 2017

The dance floor was packed for our dance on 8th December. It was great to see so many dancers there from Dumfries as well as visitors from Cumbria, Yorkshire and elsewhere!

Branch 70th Anniversary Ball - September 2017Branch 70th Anniversary Ball - September 2017

The Branch celebrated its 70th anniversary with a Ball held in Dumfries Academy. There were 160 dancers there, including the RSCDS Chairman, Helen Russell, and the RSCDS President, Jean Martin.

White Rose Festival July 2017White Rose Festival July 2017

A number of Branch members took part in the White Rose Festival in Leeds.

First Aid training May 2017First Aid training May 2017

9 Branch members have attended a First Aid course.

Winter School 2017Winter School 2017

Some members of Dumfries Branch attended the RSCDS Winter School in Pitlochry. They are pictured here at the Ball held in Blair Castle.

February Dance 2017February Dance 2017

A few photos from the dance. A great evening - as always!

Dumfries & District Music Festival 2017Dumfries & District Music Festival 2017

Both children's and adults' teams took part in the Scottish Country Dancing section of the Festival.

Annan care homes January 2017Annan care homes January 2017

A mixed team and a ladies' team from the Branch entertained at two care homes in Annan on the Sunday after Burns' Day.

Improvers' Workshop January 2017Improvers' Workshop January 2017

We held a successful workshop for improvers. Everyone seemed to enjoy it!

Half-day School September 2016Half-day School September 2016

We held a very successful half-day school in September and were delighted to welcome a number of dancers from other areas, including Helensburgh, Cumbria, Yorkshire and Somerset. Everyone enjoyed a great afternoon's teaching by Janet Johnston accompanied by wonderful music from Ian Muir.

Betty's birthday 2016Betty's birthday 2016

At the beginning of September we celebrated Betty Ferguson's special birthday.

Summer dancing with the Italians July 2016Summer dancing with the Italians July 2016

On a VERY hot evening in July we were joined by a group of young Italian visitors. They had a great time and were very enthusiastic in joining in the dances.

Summer Dance June 2016Summer Dance June 2016

There was a packed hall at Locharbriggs Community Centre for the Branch Summer Dance. A great evening's dancing was enjoyed by everyone there and there was a special presentation of a Branch award to teacher, Margaret Davidson.

Christmas Dance 2015Christmas Dance 2015

The Branch Christmas dance was well attended and yet another enjoyable evening's dancing.

Teachers' Workshop August 2015Teachers' Workshop August 2015

We held a workshop to go over the dances in the new RSCDS Book 49.

RSCDS Summer School 2015RSCDS Summer School 2015

Dumfries Branch member David Davidson was part of the demonstration team at Week One of Summer School in St Andrews.

Summer dancing 2015Summer dancing 2015

Even though the weather was very unseasonal, the dancers still enjoyed the summer dancing at the new venue, Locharbriggs Community Centre.

Summer dancing with the Italians July 2015Summer dancing with the Italians July 2015

Our young Italian visitors enjoyed their evening of dancing.

Dumfries & District Music Festival 2015Dumfries & District Music Festival 2015

A selection of pictures from the Scottish Country Dancing section of the Festival. The young - and (slightly) older members of RSCDS Dumfries Branch.

Dance Basics Day 2015Dance Basics Day 2015

Our Dance Basics day for intermediate dancers in January 2015 was well attended and enjoyed by all who came along.

Commonwealth CeilidhCommonwealth Ceilidh

On the last of the 5 Tuesday evenings' summer dancing we held our Commonwealth Ceilidh.

Teachers' WorkshopTeachers' Workshop

We held a workshop to try out the dances from the new RSCDS book - Book 48.

Summer dancing July 2014Summer dancing July 2014

The group of young Italians came to our summer dancing and had a wonderful time (as usual!).


Summer Dance 2014Summer Dance 2014

Some photos taken at our Summer Dance on a lovely (hot!) summer's evening in June.

DG Scottish country dancers end of term DG Scottish country dancers end of term

Our children and young people put on a display of their talents for friends and family at the last class of the session.

Children's class Christmas 2013Children's class Christmas 2013

Santa visited the children at their last class before Christmas and brought them presents.

Day School classesDay School classes

Some photos taken at the Day School. Lots of concentration on the dancers' faces!