Forfar dancers step out to mark 70 years

The Forfar branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) has celebrated its 70th birthday.
​Current and former dancers gathered at the OAP hall recently to mark the branch’s 70th birthday.​Current and former dancers gathered at the OAP hall recently to mark the branch’s 70th birthday.
​Current and former dancers gathered at the OAP hall recently to mark the branch’s 70th birthday.

The local class was formed in 1953 for people to learn the traditional dances of the Scottish people, while the RSCDS was formed in 1923 and is marking its centenary this year.

Scottish country dance has since spread throughout the world by the Scots who have taken it with them as they have moved around the globe.

Despite its 70 years, the Forfar class is still going strong and meets in the OAP Hall on Chapel Street every Tuesday evening. Although the season has finished for the summer, the class will restart in September.

Scottish country dancing is an excellent and gentle way of keeping fit for all ages, and has an excellent social aspect at dances around the Angus, Dundee and Perthshire area. Further details can be found on the branch’s Facebook page.

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