Danceboy’s Scottish Country Dance Journal.

 Official Website                                                                                                    Created Nov 2018.

Thanks to Private Eye …

This developing website journal will support the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society in

its efforts to promote Scottish Country Dancing in the UK and throughout the world!


The basic aims of the journal are:-


Fast access to the Mickel, Martice, Pitlochry and Red Deer websites are provided.


This new site evolved from the ex-Netherlee site and recognises the Netherlee Scottish Country Dance

 Club’s proud history by providing an account of its history and providing access to its photograph

 Gallery.





We are here - to find us click on the map ....

folder name netherlee07 Fast Access to Martice Club Website Fast Access to Pitlochry Website Fast Access to Red Deer Club Website

Caution !!   There are now no reservations about Windows 10 functionality however there is still a lack of privacy issue - click here… to see comments…

Fast Access to Mickel Club Website

Save this page as a ‘favourite’ and use it with the ‘other sites’ link in the menu bar above to access all Scottish country dance activities in Scotland  -  just if you want to!

Thoughts for 2023. ……….

My Crib Sheets

(for Graphics & MiniCrib crib sheets see club websites)

Click here  for crib

sheet abbreviations

Danceboy. (A dancer on the Scottish  Country  Dance circuit) November 2018. Copyright Derboy Productions November 2003

  Notes:-


 1.  The ‘Hits Count’ page has been updated to reveal a significant drop in website usage at home and abroad! The Covid scare impacted substantially; usage seem to recover but is now approx 67% of previous highs. More dancers appear to be converting to graphical crib sheets making copying my own personal crib sheets less appealing!


 2.  A mystery informal dance, good programme, good band, has been organised for Sat 11/2/23 in Torryburn Community Centre, near Dunfermline. Matthew Maclellan’s Band and the Torryburn Hall has been booked! Due to limited hall space please contact Trish (contact details are included in the flyer) to reserve a ticket. Click here for the flyer. Click here for a MiniCrib crib sheet.


 3.  Sadly the Centenary Ball (poor prg) in Edinburgh (click here) clashes with the Inverness Highland Ball (good prg)  (click here) - both Sat 25/3/2023!


 4.  Just updated my 2023 summer dance diary thanks to info from Mary Cant & Alasdair Graham. It’s going to be a busy summer season!! Big improvement in most dance programmes! Alan Munro’s annual Killearn dance on 17/3/23 is back!! The Dunfermline Picnic Dance (28/6/23) also makes a welcome return!! Also see Note 2 - a mystery dance!! The ‘Hits Count’ page for January 2023 has been updated.



 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Bill.


For all intents and purposes it appears we have reached an acceptable  level of normality regarding our Scottish Country Dancing consequently   this ALERT will be discontinued but note the intention to make some parts of the Bill  permanent  -  click here for the latest news!!

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Highland Ball 25/3/23

Oban (Sat) 11/3/23

Oban (Fri) 10/3/23

‘An Epitaph’ by Robert Burns - written 1785 - was he not some boy for one boy!! Perhaps he saw himself as the wag!!

Martice 13/2/23

Bearsden 3/3/23

Bearsden 14/4/23

Portree (Fri) 19/5/23

Portree (Sat) 20/5/23

Bearsden 10/2/23

BofA 18/2/23

BoA 4/3/23

BoA 18/3/23

Helensburgh 17/2/23

Killearn 17/3/23

Troon 17/3/23

Saltcoates 24/2/23

Martice 27/2/23

Martice 13/3/23

Martice 27/3/23

Epitaph on a Wag in Mauchline


Lament 'im Mauchline husbands a',

He aften did assist ye;

For had ye staid whole weeks awa'

Your wives they ne're had miss'd ye.


Ye Mauchline bairns as on ye pass,

To school in bands thegither,

O tread ye lightly on his grass,

Perhaps he was your father.

Torryburn 11/2/23

Glasgow Branch Nice’n Easy Dance now added to ‘My Crib Sheets’ for Friday 10th February 2023 !!