Find information of Scottish Country dances in Cumbria and South West Scotland in the table below. Information about dances and events in the area can also be found on the RSCDS North West Craven Branch and the RSCDS Dumfries websites

Carlisle & Border Branch AGM Wednesday 7th October 2020 via Zoom

The Carlisle & Border Branch Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 7 October 2020.   The meeting will be held on Zoom and will commence at 7:30pm provided that there is a quorum present at that time. A link to the meeting will be sent nearer the time. Should the meeting fail to be quorate the commencement of the meeting will be postponed for 15 minutes to allow additional time for members to arrive. Should there still be no quorum the meeting may be rearranged for another date.

All current members of the Branch (both annual and life members) are cordially invited to attend.

The provisional agenda for the meeting (subject to alteration) is:

  • Chairman’s welcome.
  • Apologies for absence.
  • Adoption of the minutes of AGM held on Wednesday 8th May 2019 at Holy Trinity Church Hall.
  • Secretary’s report on activities for the year.
  • Treasurer’s report on financial activities for the year.
  • Report on Progress of Branch Dancing Group.
  • Election of office bearers and committee.
  • Motions (No motions have been proposed to date. If any members wish to raise a motion, a copy of the motion, with names of nominator and seconder to be sent to the Secretary by Wednesday 9thSeptember 2020).
  • Any other (competent) business.

Save the Date - Half Day School and Evening Dance 6th February 2021

Carlisle Branch will be holding their annual Half Day school for intermediate and advanced dancers followed by an  evening dance at Longtown Community Hall, Longtown.

Teacher TBC

Muscian: Susan MacFadyen

More details will be posted nearer the time.



Save the Date - Saturday 20th November 2021

Carlisle & Border Branch will be celebrating 71 years on 20th November 2021 at Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle CA2 4TS, easily accessible from all directions and with good parking.

Dancing to David Oswald Scottish Dance Band

Why not make a weekend of it and visit historic Carlisle. Here is a link to the city’s website for lots of information:


List of Dances

May 2021 6.45 for 7.00pmCockermouth SCDC60th Anniversary BallLackerton Barn, Gatra Farm, Asby, Nr Cockermouth, Cumbria CA14 4SAMarion Monckton 01900
28 November 2020
Cockermouth SCDCSt Andrew's DanceBraithwaite Village Hall, Braithwaite
CA12 5RY
Marion Monckton 01900
6 February 2021Carlisle BranchHalf Day School & Evening DanceLongtown Community Centre, LongtownFrancis Reid
20 November 2021Carlisle Branch71st Anniversary BallCarlisle Race CourseJane Atkins
Date Group dance venue contact
28 November 2020 7.30pm Cockermouth SCDC St Andrew's Dance Braithwaite Village Hall, Braithwaite CA12 5RY Marion Monckton 01900 817045 May 2021 Cockermouth SCDC
May 2021 Cockermouth SCDC 60th Anniversary Ball Lackerton Barn, Gatra Farm, Asby, Nr Cockermouth, Cumbria CA14 4SA Marion Monckton 01900
February 2021
Carlisle Branch Half Day School and evening Dance Longtown Community Hall, Longtown, Carlisle, CA6 5SJ Francis Reid 01228 594057
14 November 2020 7.00pm Carlisle Branch 70th Anniversary Ball Carlisle Racecourse Durdar Road Carlisle CA2 4TS Jane Atkins 01228 670661