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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.

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The West Wynd

Ten Scottish Country Dances written by Nan Lawson. (Private publication).
Dances: The West Wynd; The Octogenarian; The Laigh Stathspey; Life Let Us Cherish; A Jig For Jennifer; Saturday Morning Jig;Sherwood Strathspey; Gleniffer Circle

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The Thistle Magazine of the West Point Grey SCD Club B.C. Canada

A hand produced newsletter/journal published in February, May, October and December from 1961. The publication features: descriptions and comments about SCDs; Articles relating to Dance Masters, Books, Ballroom Guides and items of general interest to Dancers. Most issues contain a Question/Answer section; Letters to the Editor; Advertisements. Several contributions from Hugh Thurston and Hugh Foss
Published in Vancouver

Miscellaneous Clippings related to Scottish Country Dancing

  1. Photo of Forthill Class, Broughty Ferry - winners of junior section of the David Findlay Memorial Rosebowl Competition 1990
  2. Stirling Observer, 22.12.2006 - Jean Sim, Callander's Citizen of the Year - short article.
    3.Daily Mail, 8.11.2012 - Article related to "The Piper and the Penguin".
  3. Dundee Courier 3.11.2017 - Short article about Summer School

RSCDS Archive

The Heart of Midlothian

New publication for 2021 to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Sir Walter Scott. A modern interpretation by the Membership Services Committee of dances from "Heart of Midlothian" leaflet of 1820 and of two dances from "Five Favorite Country Dances for 1822" leaflet published by Nathanial Gow. The original instructions for the dances are provided.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

WF Gilles Ballroom Guide

A Pocket Book in the style of an aide-memoire. Describes the instructions for Quadrilles, Circle Dances and Country dances.
The introduction gives advice on the etiquette of attending dances. There is advice on Quadrille and Circle dancing.

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Correspondence with Buckingham Palace on behalf of HRH Queen Elizabeth

Includes letters of thanks from Buckingham Palace thanking the president of the society for the gift of publications; application for patronage of the Princess Elizabeth and reply granting patronage, 20 December 1946; cover of book 17; donations to the King George VI Memorial Fund; suggested programme and list of guests for the visit of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to HQ, 1961

Anna Marshall's Strathspey

A 32 bar strathspey for 3 couples in a 4 couple set. Devised by Alan Macpherson in 2017 to recognise the contribution of Anna Marshall to the running of the Falkirk Branch Weekend over a period of 25 years. First performed at the 25th anniversary weekend at Crieff Hydro on 19th January 2018. Original tune by Gordon Shand.

Falkirk Branch RSCDS

Ian Powrie On Strage

Waverley ZLP 2066 S1: Shetland Reels 5x32R; The Peat Fire Flame; Coilsfield House; March, Strathspey and Reel; Wee Willie Winkie; Spic and Span; O;d Man in a Garret; Strathspey and Reel. S2: The Last of the Lairds 5x32R; He's Aye Kissing Me, Triste Sourire. Miss Graham of Inchbrackie, Shetland Two Step; The Road to the Isles, Bonnie lass of Bon Accord.

Ian Powrie Band with Pam Brough, Jimmy Blue and Mickie Ainsworth

Scotland Dancing Again

This video tells the story of The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - through 27 of its dances . It is illustrated with extracts from the Society's Archive. The text or the narration is provided in a separate booklet.
Written and presented by Dr. Alastair MacFadyen, Past President of the RSCDS.

Independent Video Productions

A Hundred Thousand Welcomes

An instructional video of Guides dancing "A Hundred Thousand Welcomes" specially devised to celebrate the centenary of Girlguiding in Scotland. Also included is a CD of music written and played specially oofr the dance by Gary Donaldson

Girlguiding Scotland

S Quadrille

A recording of a Guiness World Record for the greatest number of people dancing the first set of Quadrilles. Participants were fromn 51 cities in 8 European countries.
Also includes instructions on how to dance the Quadrille figures.

Dancesport Federatiion of Slovenia

Grampian Television Interview with Jean Milligan

Part of a Grampian TV series made in the 1970s which traced the origins and development of Scottish Dance. Here Jean Milligan is interviewed by the programme presenter about the origins of the RSCDS. VHS tape quality was poor and this is reflected in the digitised extract. The original programme video recording was destroyed by Grampian TV.

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