The Nantwich & District Scottish Society was formed in September 1958 by a group of Scottish people living in Nantwich and the surrounding areas, and has continued to flourish over the years. The aim of the Society is to provide a Scottish gathering where members can meet and enjoy the songs, dances and traditions of Scotland. Membership is not restricted to Scottish people only, nor is it for dancers only. Dancing first started in the Congregational Church Hall, Nantwich. In November 1958 a St Andrew's Day Dinner and Dance was held in the Royal Hotel, Crewe, and in the following January the first Burns' Dinner and Dance was held in the Crewe Arms Hotel.
Several events are held each year. Christmas raffles are held in December, the proceeds of which are donated to charity. Each January the Society celebrates the life of Robert Burns by holding a traditional Burns' Supper and Dance.
A Ball is held annually, in Spring, when we are joined by members of Scottish Societies from North Wales, the North West of England and Staffordshire - a band is usually booked for this occasion. In October we hold a joint President's Night/Visitors' Night when Presidents and visitors from other Societies all over the North West and Staffordshire are invited to join us.
A group of members are regularly called upon to demonstrate Scottish country dancing for other organisations within the locality.
Dancing classes are held every Monday evening, between the beginning of September and the end of May, in Wistaston Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Wistaston, Crewe, commencing at 7.00pm. Although the Society enjoys a healthy membership, new faces (and feet!) are always welcome.
If you would like to join us, please contact Mrs Christine Grove (Hon Secretary) by email secretary or telephone 01270 781137 for further details.