2020 Articles

Aileen Logie: Loch Coruisg … and whisky
Liz Hands: A brief encounter (with Jimmy Shand)
Cycling at Cambridge Summer School
Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Elena: Dancing in North America
The reel thing
Dancing shoes with a Royal connection

Aileen Logie: Loch Coruisg … and whisky

Musician Aileen Logie has played at our tartan nights and annual dances over the last few years. See what Aileen has to say about a special area of Scotland where she has spent time out and about tramping

Liz Hands: A brief encounter (with Jimmy Shand)

Until she began Scottish Country Dancing in 2016 it had never occurred to Liz Hands that a chance meeting with a famous band leader quite a few years ago would possibly make her the envy of many. Find out about Liz’s encounter with Jimmy Shand

Cycling at Cambridge Summer School

Désirée Patterson shares her experiences of cycling to and from class with Hilary Ferral at the recent Cambridge Summer School. Read what she says here

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

To help us through the COVID-19 lockdown, a Great New Zealand Bear Hunt helped to keep us connected and bring fun and joy to kids. There’s also a number of Scottish Country Dances set to the Teddy Bears’ Picnic tune for us to dance (or play, sing or clap) along to. Find out more here

Elena: Dancing in North America

During her travels to North America in December 2019, club member Elena Lark found some welcoming groups to dance with. Read about her experiences here

The reel thing

John Munro, a former Johnsonville Club member and Secretary who now lives in the Wairarapa, tells us about reeling. Find out what it’s all about

Dancing shoes with a Royal connection

Two pairs of donated dancing shoes arrived in our club secretary Robert’s mailbox. Read about the history of these shoes from the donor’s daughter Pru Galloway

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