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Thanet & District Caledonian Society

Our Society

Is open to all persons generally of Scottish descent, their families, their friends and others who would like to join us in our leisurely pursuits.

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Cead Mile Failte "A Hundred thousand Welcomes"

David Walker

This is the traditional welcome which I extend to you on behalf of the Thanet & District Caledonian Society. The website page is designed to give you a flavour of what we do in the Society in and around Thanet. Essentially we enjoy ourselves whether it is on the dance floor, eating haggis, playing bridge or chasing a golf ball. We also have occasional coach holidays to Scotland which are very popular. The idea is to have fun with like minded people and at the same time raise some money for national and local charities.

Our activities are very informal and with the exception perhaps of our St. Andrew's Celebration Dinner and Dance and of course Burns' Night both held in the lovely Queens hall of Margate's Winter Gardens where on these occasions you have the opportunity to dress up.

You do not need to have Scottish origins to belong, but rather the wish to join a Society made up of those with similar interests.

If you would like to join us or have any further questions please contact us by clicking the Society logo and send us an email.

I look forward to meeting you at one of our many events.

Yours aye,

David Walker,

Next Event

Haggis Supper & Scottish Country Dance

Saturday 4th March 2017

7.15 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.

The Centre
Alpha Road

Tickets Dancers £9.00 Non-Dancers £5.00

Click here to apply for tickets by email and please indicate if vegetarian option (haggis) is required

Dance Programme:

First half

St Andrew's Fair
Reel of the Royal Scots
From the Broomielaw
Pelorus Jack
Reel of the 51st Division
Butterscotch & Honey
Polharrow Burn
City of Belfast
Duke of Perth

Second half

Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan
Jennifer's Jig
Cherrybank Gardens
J. B. Milne
Cranberry Tart
The Moray Rant
Scott Meikle
West's Hornpipe
Silver Grey
Mairi's Wedding

Extra: The Sailor, The Montgomeries' Rant

Click here for the Minicrib(pdf) for the dance.

Click here for the Minicrib(doc) for the dance.


Programme of Events 2016 / 2017

Thursday 18th August 2016 - Caledonian Cup Competition - North Foreland Golf Club.

Scottish Country Dancing Tuesday evenings 7.30 - 10.00 13th September 2016 until 20th June 2017.

Friday 7th October 2016 - Taste of Scotland - Northdown House, Cliftonville - 7.30pm.

Thursday 13th October 2016 - Marie Ferrier Tray Competition – North Foreland Golf Club.>/p>

Thursday 20th October 2016 - Military Whist Competition - North Foreland Golf Club - 2.15pm.

Friday 25th November 2016 - St Andrew’s Celebration Dinner & Dance - Queens Hall, Margate Winter Gardens 7.00 - 11.45pm.

Friday 27th January 2017 - Burns Supper and Dance, Queens Hall, Margate Winter Gardens 7.00 - 11.45pm.

Saturday 4th March 2017 - Haggis Supper and Dance - The Centre, Birchington - 7.30pm.

Thursday 9th March 2017 - Film Night and Supper - Palace Cinema and Pavilion on the Sands, Broadstairs. 7.30 p.m.

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 - Annual General Meeting – Venue to be announced - 7.30 p.m.

Friday 21st April, 2017 - Wine and Wisdom Evening -The Parish & The Holy Family, Birchington 7.30 p.m.

Thursday 23rd April 2017 - President's Mashie Competition - North Foreland Golf Club. (Short Course)

Wednesday 3rd June 2017 - Jean Armour Rose Bowl Competition -Venue to be announced.

Thursday 20th August 2017 - Caledonian Cup Competition - North Foreland Golf Club.

Sunday 9th - 15th September 2017 - Caledonian Adventure 2017 - Society Holiday to Scotland - Ardgartan Hotel, Loch Long.

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The Caledonian is our annual newsletter which is published in November.

Copies of the most recent Newsletters are listed below. They are PDF files and you will need the Adobe reader to open the files. The Adobe reader is available free and this can be downloaded by clicking the Adobe logo under the menu buttons and following the instructions on the Adobe website.

Caledonian 2003

Caledonian 2004

Caledonian 2005

Caledonian 2006

Caledonian 2007

Caledonian 2008

Caledonian 2009

Caledonian 2010

Caledonian 2011

Caledonian 2012

Caledonian 2013

Caledonian 2014

Caledonian 2015

Caledonian 2016

Our Sections

Golf team Thanet Caledonian Dance
Golf Section

A vibrant Golf Section based at North Foreland Golf Club, Broadstairs, with various annual golfing events and matches for Society cups, trophies and shields.

Scottish Country Dance Class

Scottish Country Dance Classes are held every Tuesday evening in Broadstairs

Scottish Holidays

Examples are:
Caledonian Adventure 2003 to Loch Achray
Caledonian Adventure 2004 to Loch Tummel
Caledonian Adventure 2006 to Loch Awe
Caledonian Adventure 2009 to Loch Tummel
Caledonian Adventure 2011 to The Ben Doran Hotel, Tyndrum
Caledonian Adventure 2014 to Ardgartan Hotel, Loch Long.
Caledonian Adventure 2017 to Ardgartan Hotel, Loch Long.

Day Trips

Mini Adventure 2013 Day trip round Kent.

Mini Adventure 2015 Day trip to Brighton

Adventure group 2009

Picture taken during the Caledonian Adventure 2009

The President, John Reid and his Lady with the holiday committee, (right to left) David Waker, Jim Connell, David Taylor and the late Jim Turner with the full coach party looking on

Adventure group 2011

The Caledonian Adventure 2011 with Highland Heritage

Adventure group 2014

The Caledonian Adventure 2014