Some of our core activities

Dance classes take place on Wednesday evenings, 8.00 pm, St Alban's Church Hall, Norwood Drive, N. Harrow. 
Experienced dancers and beginners are equally welcome.

Burns Night is celebrated close to 25th January.  In 2024 we will hold it at the Blue Check restaurant in Bushey on Friday 19th January with  Orator Janet McNulty (great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Burns) - bookings now open, closing date 19th December. In 2023 we met in Ruislip with Orator Jim Henderson (our Chieftain, and Honorary Life President of the Burns Club of London).  Our 2022 and 2021 Burns celebrations were held online due to the pandemic restrictions, with orators Kirsteen McCue in 2022 and Derek Darnell in 2021.  Previous orators have been Andrew Glennie, Wylie White , Adrian Moorman, Jane Brown (former president of the Robert Burns World Federation), Clark McGinn, James Fields, James Fairbairn, Bill Henry, and in 2011 Janet McNulty (great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Burns) proposed the principal toast to the immortal memory of Robert Burns.  

St Andrew's-tide is celebrated with a Ceilidh with entertainment provided by a number of our members plus a chance for all to join in the dancing and singing.

Other activities include social evenings, rambles, book club, gardening group and outings to places of interest

Please explore the website for further information on all the above or email for more information.

We look forward to welcoming you to some of our activities.
Harrow  &  District  Caledonian  Society

offering Scottish activities and friendship in this part of Middlesex/NW London for over 90 years
Latest news

An enjoyable performance from Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham at King's Place on Thursday 21st March

Delighted to welcome 60 dancers to our spring dance on 16th March

Join us for our "Shetland tea" afternoon social, ie with members' handicrafts on display

February saw our return to in-person quizzing, after 3 years of online quizzes

We enjoyed our early Burns Night celebration on 19th January with a full house

Congratulations to all 7 who successfully solved our annual cryptic crossword

Our first week of 2024 included
   3rd Jan - afternoon practice for New Year Ball
   4th Jan - New Year Lunch
   5th Jan - New Year Ball   programme/crib
with a good attendance at all.

Looking forward to our Christmas Dance, Wed 20th Nov, with Strathallan Duo 

20 members visited Edinburgh at the end of November for Blazin' Fiddles concert and sight-seeing

Looking forward to our (early) St Andrew's Ceilidh, Sat 18th November

Informal music evening on Saturday 28th October

Autumn dance with Ian Robertson on Wednesday 18th October

Exploring other dance forms:
Flamenco outing on Sunday 8th October
Talk on Morris dance on Saturday 15th October

Dance classes resume on Wednesday 6th September

Three members successful in the highland dancing, Harpenden highland gathering 9th July

We celebrated our 95th anniversary at our Founders Dinner on 8th July

Annual General Meeting - Wed 7th June

Bird Walk - Sat 3rd June

Summer dance with Adam Brady - Wed 31st May

Dance class on 24th May is cancelled

May social afternoon - Jane Austen theme - Sat 13th May

Spring ramble - Golders Hill - Thu 11th May

West MACS Charity Ball - Sat 22nd April

Spring dance - Sat 25th March

Afternoon tea with author Shrabani Basu - Wed 22nd March

Joint social afternoon with performances from indian and scottish dancers - Sat 11th March

March newsletter issued

Quiz online on zoom - Fri 10th February

Burns Supper, Ruislip - Sat 28th Jan

New Year Ball - Allum Hall, Craigellachie - Fri 6th Jan

Dance classes have NEW start time, 8.00 pm, same venue St Alban's church, N. Harrow

New Year lunch - local restaurant - Thu 5th Jan 

Afternoon Practice for new year ball - Wed 4th Jan

Christmas dance - Wed 21st Dec - Strathallan Duo: Chris Oxtoby & Ann Stonehouse

December newsletter issued with December, New Year and Burns night events

St Andrew's Ceilidh, North Harrow - Sat 26th Nov - entertainment and dance/song participation

November newsletter issued with news of our regular and st andrews-tide activities

Day School, North Harrow - Sat 29th Oct

Midweek Autumn dance - Wed 19th Oct

Social afternoon - poetry theme - Sat 8th Oct

Dance class season starts - Wed 14th Sept

Autumn ramble - Sat 10th Sept

Bowls evening - Fri 12th August

Summer lunch - Thu 28th July

Trip to Hampshire - Sat 16th July

Dance class season ends - Wed 13th July - see you in September

Harpenden Highland Gathering, Rothamsted Park - Sun 10th July

Founders Dinner - Sat 9th July

Summer Picnic - Sat 2nd July

Summer Ceilidh (Stanmore) - Sun 12th June

Annual General Meeting - Wed 8th June

Summer Dance - Wed 1st June

Afternoon social - Famous Scots in Harrow, Sat 14th May


West MACS Charity Ball, Sat 23rd April

Evening with Harrow School’s Caledonian Society, Fri 22nd April

Spring lunch, local restaurant, Thu 21st April

Spring ramble, Aldenham Country Park, Sat 9th April

Spring dance, Saturday 26th March, Ruislip  flyer & crib

Scottish Film discussion ("Limbo") on zoom, Sunday 20th March

Annual Quiz evening - on zoom, Saturday 12th February

Burns night celebration, zoom, Saturday 29th January

Dance classes resume, Wednesday 19th January

Crossword competition closing date

January Newsletter issued

First two dance classes in January cancelled

Desert Island Dances (online), in place of New Year Ball, Fri 7th January

New Year Lunch, Tue 4th January going ahead

New Year Ball, Fri 7th January, REGRETFULLY CANCELLED

Next event:  Christmas walk, Mon 27th December

Christmas dance, 15th December, when we are pleased to welcome back Ian Robertson

December newsletter issued with news of xmas dance, boxing day walk, new year lunch, new year ball

November newsletter issued with this month's activities

Autumn informal midweek dance 27th October - payment in advance please

Afternoon social 16th October - Scottish Islands

Dance classes resume (in person!) on Wednesday 8th September

September newsletter and 2021-22 syllabus issued to members

Summer lunch at The Hare, Harrow Weald

Founders anniversary celebration on zoom on 10th July

Outdoor gatherings in Eastcote House Gardens

Live music on zoom with Marian Anderson and Max Ketchin - 26th May

Guest speaker historian Theresa Mackay on zoom - 15th May

Charity "Ball" - West MACS music evening with The Craigellachie Band - 23rd April

Guest speaker writer Chris Dolan on zoom - Sat 17th April

Live music with Ian Robertson on zoom (in lieu of spring dance)

Burns supper on zoom

Christmas music with Chris Oxtoby on zoom

St Andrew's Ceilidh on zoomm Sat 28th November - live and recorded performances from members

Coffee morning on zoom Sat 14th November

Music evening listening to members performing live or recorded on zoom on 31st October

Our Autumn social on Sat 17th Oct on zoom - desert island discs theme
Day school (part day) on zoom on 26th September

September newsletter and 2020-21 programme of events sent out to members

HDCS Message/Discussion board and online Chat room now open.  Email for further details

Autumn activities planned with zoom "day school", socially distanced ramble and zoom informal music evening

Socially distanced garden visits resumed with visits to Eastcote House Gardens and Waterperry Gardens

Our annual Founders Dinner event moved online on 11th July, with piping, speeches, reminiscences, toasts and general chat

AGM held on zoom on 3rd June with our 2020-21 president, officers and council members elected

Summer newsletter published with news of all our online activities

RSCDS zoom class, followed by HDCS Chat in our zoom room every Wednesday

HDCS members visiting online step and highland classes - email for further details

HDCS messageboard/discussion board open, with topics covering all our regular activities and more

Dance classes are regretfully SUSPENDED til further notice, but online classes available

Link to youtube streaming of the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra concert in Perth on 22nd February attended by Harrow members - first 60 seconds of piper are silent) +

December newsletter published with news of December, New Year and Burns events

St Andrew's Ceilidh, Saturday 30th November - entertainment and dancing for all ages

Desert Island Discs social on Saturday 2nd November

Dance class on Wed 23rd October to be taken by guest instructor Stuart Kreloff

Autumn dance on Sat 12th October SOLD OUT ... waiting list now operating

October newsletter published with news of autumn activities incl visit to York and other more local outings

Dance classes resume after summer break on 11th September - newsletter and syllabus for 2019-20 season available

Dance classes continue over Easter period (17th and 24th April) preparing for West MACS Ball programme

April newsletter published with news of rambles, garden visits and trip to Ayrshire for Boswell Book Festival

March newsletter published with news of march social afternoon with local musical performers and our first curling trip

February newsletter published with news of quiz afternoon with scottish tea

January newsletter published with news of new year, burns activities and more

December newsletter published with news of christmas and new year dances, burns supper and other events

November newsletter published with news of our st andrew's-tide ceilidh and many other events

October newsletter published with news of autumn social, autumn dance and other events

September newsletter published with news of our 2018-19 90th annniversary season

Summer newsletter published with busy programme of summer activities marking our 90th anniversary

April newsletter published

March newsletter published with news of many activities incl spring dance two fiddle concerts, three weekends away- and rescheduled date for snow-affected quiz

Late Feb/early March events either went ahead despite snow or have now been rescheduled - see diary page for updates

Photos from Burns Supper 2018 now on   and 

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Harrow & District Caledonian Society has been offering Scottish activities in this part of Middlesex/NW London for 95 years.

We currently have almost 200 members covering a wide age range. 

Our activities take place at various locations in and around Harrow