Other activities

We have a very busy programme of events throughout the year. 

In addition to our weekly scottish country dance classes, Burns night and St Andrew's ceilidh we offer:


Social evenings
Social evenings take place several times a year.  These include our "socials" which often comprise an in-house or visiting speaker and/or entertainment on a Scottish theme.  (We also hold events in members' homes such as cheese and wine evenings.)
Further details on our Socials page


Rambles and walks
We hold two rambles of approximately 5 miles in length during spring and autumn.
We have a gentler walk on Boxing Day and we also, in May, hold an early morning birdsong walk.   


Book club
Our book club meets on a monthly basis to discuss works by Scottish authors (or with a
Scottish connection).  See here for past and future reading list.


Outings
Outings to local places of interest and garden visits take place monthly. 

Once a year we have a weekend away, eg to attend a performance of the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. either in Scotland (Dumfries, Dundee, Perth, Edinburgh) or when they perform south of the border, eg Newcastle, Nottingham, Birmingham, Harrogate.

In 2003 we visited the Forest of Dean.  We also visited the Wigtown Book Festival in October 2009 and have made several visits to the Boswell Book Festival in Cumnock, Ayrshire.  In 2018 we visited the Welsh National Eisteddfod and Perth Highland Games.  In 1987 and 2016 we visited the Edinburgh Tattoo.

We have river trips on the Thames in Oxfordshire/Berkshire with a small convoy of self-drive day boats and also trips on the PS Waverley when she visits London


Other activities include singing group, informal music evening, scrabble, theatre outings, new year lunch, summer picnic, golf, bowls etc.


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Harrow  &  District  Caledonian  Society

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








Our 2010 autumn ramble was in Denham, Bucks and the Boxing Day walk at a very snowy Ruislip Lido.  In 2011 the spring ramble was in Chesham, autumn at Burnham Beeches and on Boxing Day walk at Stanmore Common.  Our 2012 early morning bird song walk was on a Saturday morning in April at 5.00 am near Rickmansworth, our spring ramble in May at Wigginton, Tring and our autumn 2012 ramble in October at Marsworth, near Tring, Herts.  The spring 2013 ramble in May started from Sarratt, Bucks.  The autumn 2013 ramble on Saturday 5th May was again in the Chilterns, starting from Wigginton, Bucks.  2014 rambles were along the Grand Union Canal (Paddington to Kings Cross) in April, Hartwell, Bucks, in October, and our boxing day walk at Iver, Bucks, in December.