28. September 2016 · Comments Off on Weekend School 2017 · Categories: Uncategorised

Our last Weekend School took place at Dillington House, Illmister, Somerset TA19 9DT Friday 6th to Sunday 8th October 2017.

We ran both a Dancers and Musicians Weekend School

Dancers Weekend

Teachers: Margo Priestley & Tom McKinley

Musicians: Robert Mackay & Judith Muir

Musicians Weekend

Teacher: Ian Muir

See main Weekend School page for further details

26. March 2016 · Comments Off on Day School · Categories: Day School

Argyll Scottish Dancing Group Day School

24th April 2021

Following the latest advice from the government it is with great regret that the Argyll Scottish Dancing Group are cancelling our Day School on Saturday 24th April.  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

Normandy Village Hall, Manor Fruit Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, GU3 2DT.

The Normandy Village Hall provides two halls in a beautifully maintained modern building with ample parking for 200 cars.  Easily accessible by road via the A323 or A31.

The nearest station is at Wanborough which is on the Guildford to Farnham branch line and approx. 1 mile from Normandy Village Hall

03. July 2015 · Comments Off on Day School 2017 · Categories: Day School

Our  Day School took place at Edgbarrow Sports Centre, Sandhurst Road, Crowthorne RG45 7JL on Saturday 22nd April, 2017.

Teachers: Pat Houghton and Simon Wales

Musicians: Robert Mackay and Ian Robertson

There were 2 general classes, am & pm, followed by social class. The day finished at 5.15 pm.

Some pictures were taken during the day and have been added to the photo gallery

The dances taught during the day were:

Red Class Blue Class
AM with Pat Houghton AM with Simon Wales
The Glenora Ferry 40 bar Jig Terry Glasspool, An Itch to Dance Kendalls Hornpipe 32 bar Jig RSCDS Graded Book
The Windswept Moors 32 bar Strathspey Roy Goldring, Many Happy Hours, RSCDS Pretoria Branch Lady Glasgow 32 bar Strathspey RSCDS MMM
Cariboo Capers 32 bar Reel  John Lang, Vancouver 50th Anniversary Book
PM with Simon Wales PM with Pat Houghton
Marchioness of Blandford’s Reel 48 bar Jig RSCDS Book 21 Kiss under the Stairs 32 bar Jig RSCDS MMM
Alltshellach 32 bar Strathspey RSCDS Book 23 Village Reel 32 bar Strathspey RSCDS Book 20
Kingusie Flower 40 bar Reel RSCDS Book 21
Tweedside 36 bar 3/4 time RSCDS Book 19





26. April 2015 · Comments Off on Day School 2015 · Categories: Archive

The 2015 Day School took place at Edgbarrow School, Crowthorne on Saturday 25th April, 2015.

Teachers: Andrew Nolan and Catherine Smith

Musicians: Andrew Lyon and Robert Mackay


04. November 2014 · Comments Off on Weekend School – Dillington 2014 · Categories: Gallery, Weekend School

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08. November 2013 · Comments Off on Ann Dix · Categories: Uncategorised

Ann-DixWe regret to announce that Ann Dix passed away on Friday 1st November.
Our thoughts are with her family.

A collection of memories and photographs can be viewed on the site set up by Ann’s family.


08. November 2013 · Comments Off on The Argyll Scottish Dancing Group · Categories: Home

Welcome to the website for the Argyll Scottish Dancing Group.

Here you will find information about the Argylls, our events (where you can download application forms) and contact information.

02. November 2013 · Comments Off on Weekend School – Dillington 2013 · Categories: Gallery, Weekend School

Photos from the Weekend School at Dillington 2013. This year had dancers’ and musicians’ workshops.

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02. November 2013 · Comments Off on Weekend School · Categories: Home, Weekend School

Final Weekend School

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd October 2021

After more than 50 years of Argyll weekend schools, this will be a very special occasion as, sadly, it will be our last one. 

 We are very pleased to welcome Andrew Nolan as our teacher and Robert Mackay as our class musician.   There will also be a musicians’ weekend led by Ian Muir.

Booking for the weekend is direct with Dillington House on 01460 258648 and will open on Monday 7th June.

Dancers Weekend Musicians Weekend
Teacher: Andrew Nolan Teacher: Ian Muir
Musician: Robert Mackay  
Single £371
Shared Occupancy Ensuite Twin/Double £371
Single Occupancy Ensuite Twin/Double £400
Non Resident £242
Booking opens: 7th June  

Dillington-House-2 Our venue, Dillington House, was founded in 1949 as Somerset’s residential centre for adult education and offers a unique creative learning environment for personal and professional development. Over recent years Dillington has been substantially refurbished to provide very high quality comfortable accommodation across three separate buildings. The accommodation is in en-suite bedrooms from the grand to the quaintly snug, from the traditional to the stylishly modern.


08. November 2012 · Comments Off on Weekend School – Dillington 2012 · Categories: Gallery, Weekend School

A gallery of photos taken at the Weekend School at Dillington House in October 2012.

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