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

Nice & Easy Dance Saturday 7th March 2020

Carlisle & Border Branch, Lockerbie Branch, Cockermouth & Penrith SCD clubs are holding a Nice & Easy Dance  on Saturday 7th March 2020 at Longtown Community Centre, Longtown CA6 5SJ

Dancing starts at 7.30pm to Stuart Anderson and his Scottish Dance Band.

Tickets are £8.00 available from class teachers.

Bring and share finger buffet

Longtown Nice and Easy 2020 Programme – crib

Cockermouth SCDC 60th Anniversary Ball - Saturday 9th May 2020 - Gatra Farm, Asby, Lamplugh, Workington, CA14 4SA

In 2020, the Cockermouth Scottish Country Dance Club celebrates its 60th Anniversary!   

The club began in February 1960 with a few friends meeting in the old Derwent School and now has 42 members enjoying weekly classes and three annual dances.

We warmly invite friends old and new to join us for our Anniversary Ball on Saturday 9th May 2020 and help us celebrate 60 years of Scottish Country Dancing.  We have a very special venue for our special occasion – a converted barn, which incorporates the former Cumbria Ballroom sprung floor, situated in an idyllic rural setting on a working farm just south of Cockermouth.  We shall be dancing to the music of George Meikle and the Lothian Band and the evening includes a fully catered supper.

Cockermouth is a historic ‘Gem’ town, close to the English Lake District (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and birthplace of William and Dorothy Wordsworth.  For those wishing to stay over, it offers a wide variety of accommodation options and is an ideal location from which to explore the area.  

We hope we shall be able to welcome you to our special celebration – further details available on our website:

Save the Date - Saturday 14th November 2020

Carlisle & Border Branch will be celebrating 70 years on 14th November 2020 at Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle CA2 4TS, easily accessible from all directions and with good parking. 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

01 February 2020
Carlisle BranchDay School & DanceLongtown Community Centre,Arthuret Rd,Longtown,Carlisle Francis Reid 01228 Workshop application Form 2020
14 February 2020 7.15pmDumfries BranchDumfries BallDumfries High School, Bane Loaning, Marchmount, Dumfries DG1 3AZPeter Clark
07 March 2020 7.30pmCarlisle RSCDS et alNice & Easy DanceLongtown Community Centre,Arthuret Rd,Longtown,Carlisle Jane Atkins 01228 Longtown Nice and Easy 2020 Programme - crib
18 April 2020 7.00pmPenrith SCDCSpring DanceNewbiggin Village Hall,Nr Stainton,Penrith CA11 0HTKay Fenton 01768 or go to
09 May 2020 6.45 for 7.00pmCockermouth SCDC60th Anniversary BallLackerton Barn, Gatra Farm, Asby, Nr Cockermouth, Cumbria CA14 4SAMarion Monckton 01900
19/06/2020 7.30pmDumfries BranchSummer DanceLocharbriggs Community Centre, Auchencrieff Road, Locharbriggs, Dumfries DG1 1UXPeter Clark
17/07/2020 7.30pmCockermouth SCDCSummer DanceLoweswater Village Hall, Loweswater, Marion Monckton 01900 817045
14 November 2020
Carlisle Branch70th Anniversary BallCarlisle Racecourse
Durdar Road
Carlisle CA2 4TS
Jane Atkins 01228 670661
28 November 2020
Cockermouth SCDCSt Andrew's DanceBraithwaite Village Hall, Braithwaite
CA12 5RY
Marion Monckton 01900