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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 with the exception perhaps of our St. Andrew's Celebration Dinner and Burns’ Night held at the St Augustines Hotel Westgate 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,

All events unfortunately subject to Covid-19 regulations


Programme of Events 2021/22

All events subject to Covid-19 regulations

Scottish Country Dancing Tuesday afternoons 2.00 - 4.00 7th September 2021 until 14th June 2022.
The Vale Church Hall, Broadstairs.

Thursday 7th October 2021 - Marie Ferrier Tray Competition - North Foreland Golf Club

Friday 15th October 2021 - Taste of Scotland - St Augustines Westgate - 7.30pm. Ticket Required.

Wednesday 20th October 2021 - Military Whist Competition - North Foreland Golf Club - 1.30 for 2.00pm.

Friday 26th November 2021 - St Andrew’s Celebration Dinner - St Augustines Hotel Westgate 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. Tickets Required.

Saturday 22nd January 2022 - Burns Supper and Dance - Band Celtic Knot - St Augustines Hotel Westgate 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. Ticket Required.

Wednesday 23rd March 2022 - Annual General Meeting – Millmead Hall - 7.30 p.m.

Thursday 21st April 2022 - President's Mashie Competition - North Foreland Golf Club. (Northcliffe Course)

Friday 22nd April, 2022 - Wine and Wisdom Evening -The Parish of The Holy Family, Birchington 7.30 p.m. Ticket Required.

Thursday 12th May 2022 - Film Matinee Palace Cinema Broadstairs 2pm. Tickets Required.

Wednesday 18th May 2022 - Jean Armour Rose Bowl Competition – Faversham Golf Club.

Monday 8th August 2022 - John Reid Cup North Foreland Golf Club 1.00 pm.

Sunday 14th August 2022 - Caledonian Mini Adventure TBA

Thursday 14th October 2022 - Caledonian Cup Competition - North Foreland Golf Club 1.00 p.m.

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

Copies of the most recent Newsletter and Those from earlier years are available. To request a copy of a Newsletter send an email here.

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 between September and June.

The Vale Church Hall, 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.
Caledonian Adventure 2021 Lake District/Fort William

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

Adventure group 2017

The Caledonian Adventure 2017

The President and Holiday Organiser David Walker with Caledonian Adventurers at the sherry reception held on the last night.

Photo by Frank Howe

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