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Monthly Function Friday 24th November 2017

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Monthly Function Friday 24th November 2017


The November Function, held at the usual venue in the Commodore Hotel, and attended, perhaps with not as big a number as we would have liked, still proved to be a most enjoyable evening, with music provided by the Wayne Robertson Scottish Dance Band.


Wayne Robertson Scottish Dance Band 


Wayne Robertson first played at the Association in 1993 and was as usual excellent, getting through the programme and keeping the floor busy with dancers. 

Approximately 60  members and guests, including  4 juveniles attended the evening, raising £163.00 in the raffle. 

(Refreshing to see young folk coming to the functions!)

Thanks go to all who donated and of course, those who purchased tickets.. 

Building up now to two vey popular events, the Christmas Supper Dance and of course our Hogmanay Function.

Tickets still available for both but they are now selling very quickly.


Well Done the Dancers!! 


Last Updated on Thursday, 14 December 2017 20:54

Ceilidh Dance Friday 27th October 2017

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Ceilidh Dance 27th October 2017


The Bi Annual Ceilidh Dance, when invited guests perform for us, was held on the 27th October, within the usual venue, at the Commodore Hotel, Helensburgh.

With dance music being provided by the very able Wullie Scott, on the accordion. 

A separate performance was given by Emma Deans, a ‘Mod’ gold medallist.  Emma, has sang for us on several previous occasions and is always very well received. 

The talented Ryan Young, local to the area, and exceptional on the fiddle, also performed for us this evening.


A fairly good attendance of over 70 members and guests gave the evening  a nice atmosphere, and the raffle raised total of £175.

Our next function will be held on Friday 24th November and will feature the Wayne Robertson Scottish Dance band.


(Tickets for our forthcoming Christmas Supper Dance to be held on Friday 8th December are on sale and should be reserved as soon as possible.)


Emma Deans and Ryan Young with Accordionist Wullie Scott 


Monthly Function Friday 29th September 2017

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Monthly Function Friday 29th September 2017



Our regular Monthly Dance was held, as usual, within the Osprey Suite of the Commodore Hotel, Helensburgh.

The evening was opened by the Association President, John Johnstone and dancing got underway, to the excellent music of the Steven Carcary 

Scottish Dance Band. With Kevin Milne on drums, Scott Band on 2nd box. 
and on lead accordion, Steven Carcary himself. Great band and we’ll be seeing them again..

A much healthier attendance this month with 74 members and guests. Also a group of very welcome younger guests - keen dancers and a refreshing sight to have them come along and  take part in the evening..Welcome back anytime!

The raffle also did well, raising £200, so thank you to all who purchased tickets and of course all of those who donated prizes.

And a mention for committee member Jim Gray, celebrating his 75th birthday (he has to be kidding!) this evening - Happy Birthday Jim..



Steven Carcary Scottish Dance Band 


 Great to see a bit of Tartan. Well done Ann! 


And now some of our young guests..




Well Done The Dancers! 


Well Done The Dancers!


Well Done The Dancers!Well Done The Dancers!


A couple of very welcome new faces here..From the Capital City of Edinburgh No Less!! 


Last Updated on Sunday, 01 October 2017 19:57

Monthly Function Friday 25th August 2017

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Monthly Dance, Friday 25th August 2017



Once again, members and guests gathered for our regular monthly dance in the Osprey Suite of the Commodore Vintage Inn, Helensburgh.

It may be due to the time of year - holidays etc, or just the very poor weather, but the attendance was again dissapointing, with just over 60 in the hall (including all committee members..)


However, a good night was still enjoyed by those present, who were ably catered for by The Scott Band Scottish Dance Band, with Graham Skerrit on drums, 

Bill Euan on the keyboard and lead accordionist, Scott Band himself..

And there were still plenty of dancers on the floor. 


The raffle raised £148 , Thank you again to all those who donated and of course those who purchased tickets. Surplus profits will, as usual be channelled into our annual charity donations.. 


Association President, John Johnstone closed the evening with a vote of thanks to all concerned and we finished as usual with ‘Auld Lang Syne’ (The smallest Auld Lang Syne Circle in recent memory!!)


Hopefully the numbers attending will receive a boost with the offer of free entry to the September Dance, for new introductions from association members…



Scott Band Scottish Dance Band 


Well Done the Dancers! 



Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 September 2017 10:26

Monthly Function Friday 28th July 2017

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Monthly Dance, Friday 28th July 2017


The regular monthly function Ceilidh Dance was held on Friday 28th July, as usual, in the Osprey Suite of the Commodore Hotel, Helensburgh.  Music for the evening was very ably provided by The Nicky McMichen Scottish Dance Band, comprising, George Gary on drums, Claire Gullen playing the fiddle and Nicky himself on the Accordion..

A fiddle in the band certainly gives the music a new dimension!

The event went very well, though, as can be the case during the summer holiday months, the numbers attending could have been better. Having said that, the floor was filled for almost all the dances..

The raffle did well, considering the lower attendance tonight, with £156 being raised, which will go towards our annual charity donations later in the season. Thank you once again to all who donated prizes and of course, purchased tickets.

Auld Lang Syne brought the evening to an end and guests were wished a safe journey home by our association president, John Johnston.


***In a bid to raise attendance numbers, and encourage new members, any new folk encouraged to attend by existing members, will be admitted free of charge to the dances held in September and October***


Nicky McMichan Scottish Dance Band


Well Done the Dancers! 


 Well Done the Dancers! 


Well Done the Dancers! 



Last Updated on Thursday, 17 August 2017 14:29

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