Meetings, Events & Diary

SOCIETY MEETINGS

All events and dancing are held in the Scottish Hall
80-82 Shelbourne Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8QZ. Please note: We have a special floor for dancing and to protect it we must ask ladies not to wear high heels or stiletto shoes. Thank You’
Special events are usually on Thursday Evenings 7.45pm -10pm. Coffee mornings on Thursday Mornings 10.30am to 12noon. When we have an evening event like a party or Ceilidh, we do not hold a coffee morning on those days.

Entrance Fees for Society Mornings/Evenings:
Members: £4 Non Members: £4.50 including light refreshments

All are welcome at our meetings and events … invite your friends or neighbours. If you haven’t been before, you are most welcome to just come along – no charge for entry on your first visit except on Burns Night and on Hogmanay
A warm welcome awaits you.

DIARY – Sept 2023 to May 2024

A printed version of the programme was sent, or given, to all members. Additional copies are available from the Scottish Hall. Please get in touch if you are not a member but would like a copy of the programme. Email: secretary@bournemouthcaledonian.com or use the Contact us form.

SEPTEMBER 2023
Monday 4th – Weekly Dance Classes reconvene at 7.30pm

Thursday 7th – GATHERING OF THE CLANS (Ceilidh) at 7.45pm till 10pm
(Please bring plated ‘finger food’ to share or for yourself)
Thursday 14th – Coffee morning & Fitness & Fun for all abilities with Nicola (tbc)
Thursday 21st – Coffee Morning
Thursday 28th – Poole Ukulele Pluckers & Strummers (PUPS) (Date changed from Printed programme)

OCTOBER 2023
Thursday 5th – Coffee Morning & Racing Turtles with Jacqui
Thursday 12th – Coffee Morning & Fitness & Fun for all abilities with Nicola (change from printed programme)
Thursday 19th – Coffee Morning & Music from 1962 to 63’s with Martin
Thursday 26th – AUTUMN CEILIDH at 7.45pm till 10pm
(Please bring plated ‘finger food’ to share or for yourself)

NOVEMBER 2023
Thursday 2nd – CANCELLED: Halloween Story Morning
Thursday 9th – Coffee Morning & Crafts including Christmas Cards with Marion
Thursday 16th – Coffee Morning & Fitness & Fun for all abilities with Nicola (tbc)
Thursday 23rd – Coffee Morning & Photos of past years with Paul
Sunday 26th – St Andrew’s Church Service at Richmond Hill St Andrew’s Church at 10.30am (Address: 8 St Stephen’s Road, Bournemouth BH2 6JJ)
Thursday 30th – ST ANDREW’S CEILIDH at 7.45pm till 10pm
(Please bring plated ‘finger food’ to share or for yourself)


MAY 2024

Thursday 2nd – Coffee Morning & Making Greetings Cards with Marion (change to printed programme)
Thursday 9th – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING at 10.30am.
Thursday 16th – Coffee Morning & Music from 1963 to 64’s with Martin.
Thursday 23rd – Coffee Morning & Skittles (change to current programme)
Thursday 30th – ROSE CEILIDH at 7.45pm till 10pm
(Please bring plated ‘finger food’ to share or for yourself)

updated 22/05/24

SPECIAL EVENTS

As well as regular society mornings, we normally hold special functions throughout the year. These special events are listed below. Social dancing and Scottish Country dancing are both enjoyed at most of these. All take place in The Scottish Hall.

GATHERING OF THE CLANS (Ceilidh) – in September

AUTUMN CEILIDH
Thursday, 26 October 2023 at 7.45pm till 10pm
(Please bring plated ‘finger food’ to share or for yourself)

ST. ANDREW’S CEILIDH
Thursday, 30th November 2023 at 7.45pm to 10pm
(Please bring plated ‘finger food’ to share or for yourself)

HOGMANAY (Ceilidh)
Sunday, 31st December 2023 from 7.45pm till just after midnight
(£7 per head at the door)
Come and experience a truly Scottish end of year!
(Please bring plated ‘finger food’ to share or for yourself)

BURNS NIGHT DINNER DANCE
Thursday, 25th January 2024 – 6.30pm for 7pm. Black Tie Event
Tickets £25 in advance only. For more information and to book Click HERE

ROSE CEILIDH 
Thursday, 30th May 2024 – 7.45pm – 10pm

(Please bring plated ‘finger food’ to share or for yourself)

SCOTTISH HERITAGE

SCOTTISH HERITAGE MEETINGS
Fourth Saturday in the month at 2.30pm
A light and interesting Scottish Heritage Discussion.
Contact Robin or Marion Searle for next meeting
T: 01425 477813 or E: robin.marion@btinternet.com

CEILIDHS

A ‘Ceilidh’ is simply a Scottish Party. — Music, dancing, singing and a great deal of FUN are enjoyed. We often invite special guests from other Societies. But all are welcome to come and enjoy the entertainment. We usually have four Ceilidhs every year – they are all different! All the Ceilidhs take place in The Scottish Hall. Here’s the song about them:
“Let’s have a Ceilidh
Come with me
Dance to the music

The merry, merry music
Come let us make the rafters ring
Let’s have a good old Highland Fling”

updated

22/05/24

DANCING

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING

Monday Evenings

Until late May 2024. 7.30pm to 9.30pm
PS no dancing on 27th May
Scottish Country Dancing and Social Dancing for ALL
It’s FUN! Beginners welcome
Partners not needed, Tea/coffee provided
Give it a try and keep fit at the same time
Entry:- £4.50 per evening

updated 25/04/24


The President and Council wish everybody some very Happy Meetings.

‘Ceud Mile Failte’ – A Hundred Thousand Welcomes