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.
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.
Saturday 4th March 2017
7.15 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.
Tickets Dancers £9.00 Non-Dancers £5.00
St Andrew's Fair
Reel of the Royal Scots
From the Broomielaw
Reel of the 51st Division
Butterscotch & Honey
City of Belfast
Duke of Perth
Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan
J. B. Milne
The Moray Rant
Extra: The Sailor, The Montgomeries' Rant
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.
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.
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 Classes are held every Tuesday evening in Broadstairs
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.
Mini Adventure 2013 Day trip round Kent.
Mini Adventure 2015 Day trip to Brighton
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
The Caledonian Adventure 2011 with Highland Heritage
The Caledonian Adventure 2014