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New season starts …

On this Monday, 4th September, we will start the new season with Scottish Country Dancing at 7.30pm until sometime between 9pm and 9.30pm. Entry £4.50

Our annual “Gathering of the Clans” Ceilidh is on 7th September at 7.45pm, with Stuart on the bagpipes leading us into the evening. Please, if you can, bring plated finger food for the buffet or for yourself if preferred. There will be a raffle with any optional donations welcome. Members entry is £4, visitors and non members £4.50.
Printed copies of our new Programme will be distributed at these events.
We are looking forward to meeting up again; catching up with one another and enjoying dancing and entertainment together at these early September events. All are welcome. See you at the Scottish Hall!

posted 1/9/23

Sept 2023-May 2024  Programme

The programme of meetings and special events is now on the Events page
Printed Programmes will be available at our first events, the Dancing on 4th September and the GATHERING OF THE CLANS on 7th September.

If you were a member last year, or are already a member for this year, and are not coming to either of these events, the programme will be posted to you.

Annual Membership is £15 running from this September. If you wish to become a member and have not already paid, then please, if possible, let Robin have your subscription as soon as the new season starts. Many thanks.

It will be great to be meeting up again and enjoying our times together at the Scottish Hall.
Looking forward to seeing you!

Posted 9/8/23 mj

Annual General Meeting 2023

The AGM took place on 11th May.  Office bearers were elected along with council members.  See Who’s Who page. Two motions were discussed at length and members voted on these. 
The first was to reduce the frequency of meetings on a Thursday morning.  Members voted to keep the weekly meetings, to meet for fellowship, to enjoy each other’s company, discussion and tea, coffee and biscuits. Planned activities and talks will be less frequent.

The second motion was regarding the qualification for membership in Rule 3.1 of the Society’s Rule Book.  There was strong and passionate discussion on this and when the vote was taken, the motion to change the qualification for membership to “Must be interested in Scotland and Scottish life and activities” was passed.

Previously a member had to be born in Scotland or be of Scottish Descent (ie have a parent or a grandparent born in Scotland) or be married to a ‘Qualified’ member or be the widow or widower of a deceased member.

posted 12/5/23


PRESIDENT’S NIGHT is on Thursday, 27th April starting at 7.15pm. NB change of start time from that on the printed programme.
Can ticket holders please arrive by 7pm in readiness for the 7.15pm start.
The entertainment will commence before the official start!
Please give yourselves extra time to park on this evening because 60plus people will be coming to this event. An overflow car park is available at St Andrews Church Hall on Nortoft Road. We will be the only ones using that facility so blocking in will be fine.

posted 26/3/23

Caledonian Times.

The latest edition, January 2023, is available from the Caledonian Times page to download. If you are at the Scottish Hall, you can collect a printed colour copy. There may be a small charge: I shall find out!

posted 30/1/23

Burns Night 2023

The Society held it’s annual Burns Night celebration at our Hall on 26 January.
Many of the guests who attended were experiencing their first Burns Night.
We were delighted to have Janette Martindill, the President of the South Dorset Caledonian Society and Aubrey Lane, a Past President of the Bournemouth Cornish Association with us for the evening.

posted 29/1/23

Hattie Miles talk

On 12th January, Hattie Miles gave a most interesting and fascinating talk on ‘James Bond’ and the many links to Bournemouth and Dorset.  The inclement weather may have been a factor in the lower than expected attendance. Those of us present had a thoroughly enjoyable morning.


St Andrew’s Church Service – 27th November 2022

Sunday 27th – St Andrew’s Church Service
at 10.30am at Richmond Hill St Andrew’s Church,
8 St Stephen’s Road, Bournemouth BH2 6JJ
*** change of time from printed programme
The readers are:
First Reading: Iain Campbell
Second Reading: Val Campbell
Flag Bearers: Robin Searle and Charles Robertson

posted 27/11/22

Walk and pre-Christmas lunch: Tuesday 13th December

HEADS UP: Next planned walk and pre-Christmas lunch: Tuesday 13th December.
Please contact Paul **TODAY**, 21st November, if you wish to be included in the lunch at the Carpenter’s Arms after the walk. As usual, you are most welcome to come to the lunch whether or not you join them for the walk! Lunch at 1pm. It is essential that you book with Paul as soon as possible today. Paul’s email address is

posted on 21/11/22