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Bournemouth Branch Records

Branch correspondence various dates from 1964 to 1997
Includes correspondence relating to the formation of the Branch
Two undated photographs of Branch’s junior Section at a New Year Charity Dance

Undated photograph of dancers at a day school

Bournemouth Branch

Nairobi Branch Records

Minute Books: 1960-61; 1961-62; 1963-70
Correspondence of the Scottish Country dance Association of East Africa (1949-1957 and of Nairobi Branch (1957-1994)
Correspondence relating to “The City of Nairobi Reel”
Press cuttings of SCD Ball 1955
Press report on Festival of Scottish Country Dancing 1987
Photographs (no i.d) of school teams at the Festival of SCD 1987
Photograph of Evening Ball (no i.d.) 1987
Chairman's Report for the year 1991/1992

Nairobi Branch

Florence Adams Papers

  • RSCDS-FA
  • Collection
  • 1909-1997

This collection contains notebooks, correspondence, speeches and photographs of Florence Adams

Florance Adams

Adelaide Branch Records

Adelaide Branch correspondence various 1952-1997, 2000 Branch Report, RSCDS Adelaide Accounts 1995, 1996, 1997, RSCDS Adelaide & Districts Branch Annual Meeting Teachers' Panel Report, 18.11.97. Minutes of RSCDS Interbranch Meeting 4th October 1996,

Included is the correspondence with HQ relating to the formation of the Branch. Details of the first committee members and the Branch teacher.

Letter of appreciation regarding a visit to the Branch by Florence Lessie 27/6/70
"The Reel Spiel" Newsletter No1, January 1990., "The Reel Spiel" Newsletter No.2. March 1990, "The Reel Spiel" Newsletter No.3. May, 1990.

Adelaide Branch

Ayr Branch Records

Photocopies of Branch committee minutes October 1933 - March 1937
Photocopy of Newspaper article The Ayrshire Post 31st March 2000 "75 Years of The Reel Thing".
Branch correspondence various dates from 1963 -1997.
2000 Branch Report
Report of the Trustees 1st May 1996-30th April 1997,
RSCDS Ayr Branch Constitution, RSCDS Ayr Accounts 1996, 1997, Ayr Branch Report 1997
Includes undated photographs of Branch teams ( member details)

Ayr Branch

Berks, Hants and Surrey Border Branch Records

Branch correspondence various dates from 1977 - 1997 and "Bonnie Anne" or "The Royal Child" Dance instruction sheet (3 copies).RSCDS Berks Hants Surrey Constitution, Annual Report of RSCDS Berks Hants Surrey Branch 1995-1995. 2000 Branch Report.
Includes correspondence related to the Branch formation.

Berks Hants Surrey Branch

Dundee Branch Records

Photocopies of the first eight Committee Meetings including the inaugural meeting 9/2/25
Dundee Branch correspondence various dates from 1957 - 1997
Includes: Correspondence relating to the gift to the Society of the Chairman’s Badge of Office by Mr J C Hutchison in memory of his wife. Correspondence related to the David Findlay memorial Rose Bowl. Photographs (no details) of young dancers at the 1990 Dundee Festival.

Dundee Branch

Tokyo Branch Records

1 Box: Correspondence: -1982-1997, includes RSCDS Tokyo branch Constitution, RSCDS Tokyo branch Accounts 1996, 1997 Japanese magazine, RSCDS Tokyo Branch Annual Ball 1993 Programme including 3 stamps of Scotsmen in America Scotland on Stamps V): John Paul Jones, Andrew Carnegie and John Muir & RSCDS Tokyo Branch Annual Ball 1994 Programme including stamps Bicenntennial of Arrival of Scottish Settlers at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Scotland on Stamps VI), RSCDS Tokyo Branch Life Members list 1993 ,1980 Tokyo Scottish Dancers Volume 1 Booklet. Colour photos: Tokyo Scottish Dance Club Spring Party 22nd March 1987, Tokyo Scottish Dance Club Spring Party 23rd March 1986, Tokyo Branch Training Camp at the Saitama Sports Centre 15th February 1987, RSCDS Tokyo 20th Club Anniversary 6th March 1983, RSCDS Tokyo Branch September 1989, September 1989 Class Social gathering.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Archivist

North Ayrshire Branch

Branch correspondence various dates from 1948 - 1996
2000 Branch Report,
Includes correspondence relating to Branch formation dated 26/12/48
Group photograph of taken at the 40th Anniversary Ball in the Seamill Hydro 8/1/88 (Alastair Aitkenhead cutting the cake).(see the SED3 Photograph section for this).

N W Ayrshire Branch

Step We Ceilidh on we Go

This is a companion instructional video to "Step We Ceilidh". The video shows how to do an additional 17 popular Scottish social dances and ceilidh dances and the steps required. The dances demonstrated are: Eva Three Step; Virginia Reel; Kelvingrove Twostep; Stern Polka;Mississippi Dip; Pat-as-Cake Polka; Pinewoods Twostep; Veleta Waltz; The Old Lancers; Swedish Masquarade; Duke of Perth; Britannia Twostep; La Va; Waltz Country Dance; Bluebell Polka; Inverness Circle; Lomond Waltz

Anita Mackenzie (Independent Video Productions)

The Tin Woodman

A Book of Twelve Scottish Country Dances devised by Milton Levy and first published in 1995 by Scotia Dance and Music Publishers New York. Specially composed tunes for the dances included. Music by Jim Stevenson. An instructional note on Strathspey Balance in Line is included.

Archivist RSCDS

The Nineties Collection

A collection of new Scottish tunes in traditional style by contemporary Scottish composers. The book comprises eight section; Airs; Hornpipes, Polkas Two Steps; Jigs; Marches; Pope Tunes; Reels; Strathspeys; Waltzes. Published by Canongate Books Ltd., Edinburgh 1995

Ian Hardie (Editor)

The Playford Ball

An illustrated commentary on early English Country Dances , interpreted by Ceil Sharp et.al. The Book gives instructions and music for 103 dances originally publish by John Playford. There are notes regarding the background to the dances and the music.
By Keller and Shimmer and published by The Country Dance and Son Society, Haydenville, MA

Country dance and Song Society

East Lothian Branch Records

Correspondence from 1952-1994; "Westering Home" dance instruction sheet, AGM Minutes 3rd October 1985, 9th October 1987, 7th October 1988, 13th October 1989, 4th October 1991, 2nd October 1992, 8th October 1993, 26th March 1994, Chairmans reports, Colour Photograph of RSCDS East Lothian 3 people cutting cake and RSCDS East Lothian constitution.

Archivist RSCDS

Edinburgh Branch Records

2 Boxes.
1st Box from 1952:
Correspondence from 1952-1982 ; Autumn Term 1973 Newsletter, Photocopy of articel "MacCountry Pleasures Searching for my Scottish Roots" by Marjorie Harris, RSCDS Edinburgh Visit to Turkey , June, 1981 report, Colour Photograph of Mrs Margaret Hunter from RSCDS Edinburgh, Dance Programmes; "An Edinburgh Fancy" Programmes 1955, 1957, 1985.

2nd Box: Correspondence from 1983- 1997. Agenda AGM 12th June 1985, Agenda AGM 11th June 1986, Agenda AGM 10th June 1987, 2 Colour photos of RSCDS Edinburgh Dance team in Yugoslavia.. Black and White photo of Edinburgh Demonstration Team, colour photo of Edinburgh Branch, RSCDS Edinburgh Branch "Dancing Forth" Newsletter Spring 2010, RSCDS Edinburgh Branch "Dancing Forth" Newsletter Issue 1 April-July.

Archivist RSCDS

Florida Branch (South) Records

2 Boxes.
1st Box: Correspondence from 1984-1994., RSCDS North Florida Constitution, Minutes, RSCDS North Florida Branch Report from the Chairman Robert A. Hall. Secretaries Annual Report January 1993, Secretary's Report 1994.

2nd Box : Correspondence from 1986-1990. includes Minutes.

RSCDS Archivist

Castle Douglas Branch Records

Branch Constitution dated 1951
Branch correspondence various dates from 1964 - 1994
Includes a newspaper obituary about Helen Walker a founder member of the Branch and Scroll recipient, 27th November, 1987
Colour photo Hope-Willie Little Golden Wedding (undated)

Castle Douglas Branch

Detroit Branch Records

Correspondence 1978-1994;
Secretarys report May 28th 1981, 1982/83
Minutes 1980
RSCDS Detroit Annual Workshop booklet with sheet music and dance instructions.
RSCDS Detroit Branch Newsletter - March 1984. Volume 4. No . 3
RSCDS Detroit Branch Newsletter . April 1991. Volume 11, No. 4
Newspaper photocopy "The Mackinac Island Town Crier" August 1984. re Commanding Officers Ball 28th July and 2 Colour photos of dance group.

Archivist RSCDS

Renfrewshire Branch Records

Committee Minute Book 1925-1963 (includes the minute of the inaugural meeting establishing Greenock (later Renfrewshire) Branch 1925. Includes details of Office Bearers 1925-1962; List of Life Members to 1961
Branch Papers 1969-1994 - Includes a member's recollections of attendance at Summer School (1987)

Twin Cities Branch Records

1 Box: Correspondence: 1974-1994 includes RSCDS Twin Cities Directory 1990, RSCDS Twin Cities 15th Anniversay Ball Programme November 10th 1990, RSCDS Twin Cities 10th Anniversay Ball Programme 9th November 1985, AGM Minutes 17th May 1985, RSCDS Twin Cities Constitution, RSCDS Twin Citites Newsletter July1977, Volume 1.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Archivist

Washington D.C. Branch Records

1 Box: Correspondence:- 1968-1994. 2000 Branch Report, Comments on items to be discussed at the Society's Annual General Meeting for 1990, RSCDS Washington D.C. Constitution, Membership list 1976, 3 black and white photos of RSCDS Washington dancers at Virginia Highland Games.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Archivist

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