The Addlestone and District Scottish Society aims to provide a relaxed and friendly social atmosphere amongst its members and guests. Preservation and promotion of the traditions of Scotland are encouraged and promoted through its activities. The Society also makes donations to Scottish and local charities.
The Society was formed in 1933 and is currently based at St Mary's Church Hall, Byfleet. It is affiliated to the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society through the Berks, Hants and Surrey Border Branch, the Quarterly BHS Borders Branch News is available for members to read.
The main activity of the Society is Scottish Country Dancing and we hold a weekly programme of dancing events throughout the season, on Wednesday evenings from September to May. The programme consist of "Reel Clubs" where new and old dances and techniques are taught, sometimes with guests teachers; "Reel Club Dances" where the dances learnt previously are practised with minimal teaching; and "Social Evenings", these being a mixture of dancing (minimal teaching), refreshments, games, competitions and entertainment. One social evening is especially for non-dancing members.
We celebrate Robert Burns with a Burns Supper each January with the traditional Haggis together with some entertainment and simple dances. More recently we have introduced a Spring Social Dance in March for the less experienced dancers when we encourage participation by local U3A groups.
Read more about our History here.