Is open to all persons generally of Scottish descent, their families, their friends and others who would like to join us in our leisurely pursuits.
This is the traditional welcome which I extend to you on behalf of the Thanet & District Caledonian Society. The website page is designed to give you a flavour of what we do in the Society in and around Thanet. Essentially we enjoy ourselves whether it is on the dance floor, eating haggis, playing bridge or chasing a golf ball. We also have occasional coach holidays to Scotland which are very popular. The idea is to have fun with like minded people and at the same time raise some money for national and local charities.
Our activities are very informal with the exception perhaps of our St. Andrew's Celebration Dinner held at the Yarrow Hotel Broadstairs and of course Burns' Night held in the lovely Queens hall of Margate's Winter Gardens where on these occasions you have the opportunity to dress up.
You do not need to have Scottish origins to belong, but rather the wish to join a Society made up of those with similar interests.
If you would like to join us or have any further questions please contact us by clicking the Society logo and send us an email.
I look forward to meeting you at one of our many events.
All events unfortunately subject to Covid-19 regulations
Scottish Country Dancing Tuesday evenings 7.30 - 10.00 8th September 2020 until 15th June 2021.
The Vale Church Hall, Broadstairs.
Thursday 8th October 2020 - Marie Ferrier Tray Competition - North Foreland Golf Club
Friday 9th October 2020 - Taste of Scotland - Northdown House, Cliftonville - 7.30pm. Ticket Required.
Wednesday 21st October 2020 - Military Whist Competition - North Foreland Golf Club - 1.30 for 2.00pm.
Saturday 27th November 2020 - St Andrew’s Celebration Dinner & Dance -Yarrow Hotel, Broadstairs 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. Tickets Required.
Friday 22nd January 2021 - Burns Supper and Dance, Queens Hall, Margate Winter Gardens 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. Ticket Required.
Wednesday 24th March 2021 - Annual General Meeting – Millmead Hall - 7.30 p.m.
Friday 23rd April, 2021 - Wine and Wisdom Evening -The Parish of The Holy Family, Birchington 7.30 p.m. Ticket Required.
Thursday 29th April 2021 - President's Mashie Competition - North Foreland Golf Club. (Northcliffe Course)
Wednesday 12th May 2021 - Jean Armour Rose Bowl Competition -St Augustines Golf.
Thursday 13th May 2021 - Film Matinee Palace Cinema Broadstairs 2pm. Tickets Required.
Tuesday 22nd June - 28th June 2021 Caledonian Adventure Lake District/Fort William
Thursday 19th August 2021 - Caledonian Cup Competition - North Foreland Golf Club 1.00 p.m.
The Caledonian is our annual newsletter which is published in November.
Copies of the most recent Newsletter and Those from earlier years are available. To request a copy of a Newsletter send an email here.
A vibrant Golf Section based at North Foreland Golf Club, Broadstairs, with various annual golfing events and matches for Society cups, trophies and shields.
Scottish Country Dance Classes are held between September and June.
The Vale Church Hall, Broadstairs
Caledonian Adventure 2003 to Loch Achray
Caledonian Adventure 2004 to Loch Tummel
Caledonian Adventure 2006 to Loch Awe
Caledonian Adventure 2009 to Loch Tummel
Caledonian Adventure 2011 to The Ben Doran Hotel, Tyndrum
Caledonian Adventure 2014 to Ardgartan Hotel, Loch Long.
Caledonian Adventure 2017 to Ardgartan Hotel, Loch Long.
Mini Adventure 2013 Day trip round Kent.
Mini Adventure 2015 Day trip to Brighton
Picture taken during the Caledonian Adventure 2009
The President, John Reid and his Lady with the holiday committee, (right to left) David Waker, Jim Connell, David Taylor and the late Jim Turner with the full coach party looking on
The Caledonian Adventure 2011 with Highland Heritage
The Caledonian Adventure 2014
The Caledonian Adventure 2017
The President and Holiday Organiser David Walker with Caledonian Adventurers at the sherry reception held on the last night.
Photo by Frank Howe