Dancers enjoy the Annual RSCDS dance in the Bell’s sports centre in Perth.




Perth and Perthshire RSCDS Committee 2023/24

  • Chairman: Christopher Smith
  • Vice Chairman:
  • Secretary: Rod Purcell
  • Treasurer: Allana Creighton
  • Members:  Betty Blair, Betty Bott, Tessa Deiss, Morag Dunn, Wanda Rodger
  • Membership Secretary: Janice MacDonald
  • Website Manager: Christopher Smith
  • Highland Gateway Editor: Rod Purcell


Perth and Perthshire RSCDS Branch Documents

Highland Gateway

The Highland Gateway (HG) is the branch newsletter which is sent to all members and includes useful information about the Branch. Links to the HG are below;

Beneath are links to copies to some previous editions of Highland Gateway;

Bell’s Sports Injury Clinic

The above clinic has been indefinitely closed

Branch AGM: 5th September 2023

The 89th Annual General Meeting of the RSCDS Perth and Perthshire Branch was held held at the Robert Douglas Memorial Institute, Scone on Tuesday 5th September 2023 at 7.00pm.  All AGM paperwork was sent out to Branch Members, with the AGM Calling Notice and Nominations Letter attached below.  After the AGM there was a dance celebrating the 100th anniversary of the creation of the RSCDS. (See photo in the Gallery section.) Music was provided by James Coutts. Any questions please contact the Secretary on

Book Of Perth Dances On Sale. There is an accompanying CD for this book.

Our branch has published a book of dances which have connections with Perth and Perthshire, either relating to the area or written for or by dancers within this area. Members were asked to submit dances for consideration and the working group selected the dances for publication. From 42 dances submitted, 12 were selected and Margaret Breckenridge won the competition to design the front cover of the book which is on sale for £2. The CD with James Coutts Scottish Country Dance Band to accompany the book, is available for £8.  The book and CD can be bought together for £8. If you would like a copy – please contact us via the website.

New Book Now On Sale: Dances from our ‘Devise a Dance Competition – Perth and Perthshire 95th Anniversary’.

A book of dances containing all 16 of the dances submitted for the Branch’s 95th Anniversary dance competition is now on sale for £2.50 plus postage. There is no accompanying CD.If you would like to buy a copy/copies of the book then please contact the Branch either via the ‘Contact’ page on the website or through the Branch email address: Creighton is co ordinating the sale of these books and those who know Allana may contact her directly.

Jane Rattray

Many members will have been saddened to have heard about the recent death of Jane Rattray. A short appreciation of Jane is detailed in the link below;