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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

The Haggis Supper Dance tonight is on.

(Updated 3rd March 2018 at 11.30am)


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

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

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

Click here for the Poster for the dance, including postal application form for Tickets.


Programme of Events 2018

Scottish Country Dancing Tuesday evenings 7.30 - 10.00 13th September 2017 until 20th June 2018.

Friday 26th January 2018 - Burns Supper and Dance, Queens Hall, Margate Winter Gardens 7.00 for 7.30 p.m.

Saturday 3rd March 2018 - Haggis Supper and Dance - The Centre, Birchington - 7.15pm.

Thursday 15th March 2018 - Film Night and Supper - Palace Cinema and Pavilion on the Sands, Broadstairs. 7.30 p.m.

Wednesday 21st March 2018 - Annual General Meeting – Millmead Hall - 7.30 p.m.

Friday 20th April, 2018 - Wine and Wisdom Evening -The Parish of The Holy Family, Birchington 7.30 p.m.

Thursday 26th April 2018 - President's Mashie Competition - North Foreland Golf Club. (Northcliffe Course)

Saturday 19th May 2018 - Event to be announced

Wednesday 23rd May 2018 - Jean Armour Rose Bowl Competition -Venue to be announced.

Sunday 12th August 2018 - Day Trip to be announced

Thursday 16th August 2018 - Caledonian Cup Competition - North Foreland Golf Club 1.00 p.m.

Friday 12th October 2018- Taste of Scotland - Northdown House, Cliftonville - 7.30pm.

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Thursday ?? October 2018 - Military Whist Competition - North Foreland Golf Club

Saturday 1st December 2018 - St Andrew’s Celebration Dinner & Dance -Yarrow Hotel, Broadstairs 7.00 for 7.30 p.m.

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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

Caledonian 2017

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 Tuesday evenings from 13th September 2017 to 20th June 2018 at 7.30 p.m.

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.

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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