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Thanet & District Caledonian Society


Our Society

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.


Stuart McDonald
Stuart McDonald

Cead Mile Failte "A Hundred thousand Welcomes"

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 and Burns’ Night held at the St Augustines Hotel Westgate 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.

Yours aye,

Stuart McDonald

Programme of Events 2023/24

Scottish Country Dancing Tuesday afternoons 2.00 - 4.00 12th September 2023 until 25th June 2024 The Vale Church Hall Broadstairs

Friday 14th October 2023 - Taste of Scotland – St Augustines Westgate - 7.30pm. Ticket Required.

Wednesday 18th October 2023 - Military Whist Competition - North Foreland Golf Club 1.30 for 2.00 p.m

Saturday 2nd December 2023 - St Andrew’s Celebration Dinner - St Augustines Hotel Westgate 7 for 7.30 p.m. Tickets Required.

Saturday 27th January 2024 – Burns’ Supper and Dance, St Augustines Hotel Westgate, 7.00 for 7.30 p.m. Ticket Required.

Wednesday 20th March 2024 - Annual General Meeting – Venue to be Advised - 7.30 p.m.

Thursday 11th April 2024 - President's Mashie Competition - North Foreland Golf Club. (Northcliffe Course)

Friday 19th April, 2024 - Wine and Wisdom Evening -The Parish of The Holy Family, Birchington 7.30 p.m. Ticket Required.

Thursday 23rd May 2024 - Jean Armour Rose Bowl Competition – Westgate & Birchington Golf Club

Sunday 30th June 2024 to 3rd July 2024 Golf Holiday

Thursday 22nd August 2024 - John Reid Cup North Foreland Golf Club 1.00 pm

Wednesday 19th September 2024 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.

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Golf team

Dance classes

Thanet Caledonian Dance




Golf Section

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 Class

Scottish Country Dance Classes are held between September and June.

The Vale Church Hall, Broadstairs

Scottish Holidays

Examples are:
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.
Caledonian Adventure 2021 Lake District/Fort William
Caledonian Adventure 2023 to Ardgartan Hotel, Loch Long

Day Trips

Mini Adventure 2013 Day trip round Kent.

Mini Adventure 2015 Day trip to Brighton


Adventure group 2009

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

Adventure group 2011

The Caledonian Adventure 2011 with Highland Heritage

Adventure group 2014

The Caledonian Adventure 2014

Adventure group 2017

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

Golf Group 2022

Golfers at the Ufford Park Mini Break 2022

Photo © Copyright Barbara Loveday

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