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St. Andrew's Dinner and Dance

In November of each year, Scots around the world pay tribute to St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. (The official day of recognition in Scotland is November 30th.) In keeping with this tradition, The Scottish Society of Dallas sponsors a formal dinner and dance which is generally held the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The evening begins with a reception and cocktail hour. Post dinner entertainment features live pipe band music provided by the North Texas Caledonian Pipes & Drums and demonstrations of Highland dancing by Fiona Alpaugh's, Dallas Highland Dancers. The evening concludes with dancing (a variety of music is provided for all ages) including an opportunity for our guests to try their hand at a number of traditional, Scottish Country Dances!

The event is usually held at a hotel in Richardson, Texas, in the general area of Campbell Rd. and Central Expressway. Location specifics and additional information for the next dance (November 2014) will be posted here by late April, 2014.

The North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums.

The North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums.
Above, members of the North Texas Caledonian Pipes and Drums entertain at the Society's 2013 St. Andrew's Dinner and Dance.   (Foto by Fischer)

The Society's 50th Anniversary cake!
The seeds of our Society were planted in November of 1963, and we celebrated that at this year's St. Andrew's Dinner and Dance. Two weeks earlier, our group's 50th anniversary was recognized at the Salado Gathering of the Clans and Highland Games where we were the Honor Clan.  (Photo by Teakell)

Attendees visit during the reception hour.
Attendees visit during the reception/cockatil hour before the dinner gets underway.  (Foto by Fischer)

Raffle items and the ladies in charge!
The "Raffle Ladies", Fiona and Karen, tend to the prizes and oversee ticket sales prior to the dinner.  (Foto by Fischer)

Guests enjoying a turn on the dance floor.
Guests at the 2013 St. Andrew's dinner enjoy a turn on the dance floor.  (Foto by Fischer)

Margaret and Jim celebrated BIG birthdays in Nov 2013.
Margaret and Jim each celebrated a "big" birthday in November 2013 and were recognized that night at the dinner.  (Foto by Fischer)