PERFORMERS & CONTACTS

A1 KILT HIRE

With UK wide delivery this budget kilt hire company can kit you out.  

Boisdale

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A lively restaurant serving traditional Scottish Cuisine.  Features live music, whisky bar, cigar terrace, caviar & ouster bar and cigar library.  Overlooking the Thames and City skyline.

Bonnie Gull

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Serving brilliant fish from Scotland and all around the UK the Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack is a clarion call to British Seafood; a nostalgic journey to the seaside holidays of our youth; a showcase of the best produce from British shores; a seaside restaurant in the city…

Borderline

Borderline assists homeless Scots in London to find a secure tenancy and lead a healthy, independent life. They offer a range of services, including information, advice and advocacy, accommodation and referrals to specialist agencies.

Caledoniart

In 2007 Amanda Brock set up Caledoniart, Scottish contemporary art, to specialise in the sale of Scottish contemporary art outside of Scotland. With regular events in London, Caledoniart brings some exciting artists down south.

Ceilidh Factor

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The Ceilidh Factor's ceilidhs are fun, energetic and accessible. Their music is collected from around Britain and Ireland and played with a combination of fiddles, flute, guitars and drum kit. This funky rhythm section brings Ceilidh music right up to date.

Ceol Mor

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Ceòl Mór (Gaelic for Big Music!) Ceilidh Band are a young and vibrant ceilidh band based in London. With over 30 years of collective experience, Ceòl Mór Ceilidh are the perfect band for any celebration! We are a group of conservatoire trained musicians with a passion for traditional Scottish folk music and an eagerness to spread the joy and satisfaction of a good old ceilidh!

Corte Eremo

This is a holiday with a difference. If you are into books check out Corte Eremo. Situated in in rural Italy the association hosts concerts, art exhibitions, and cultural events year-round, and is open as a guesthouse to members, who come from Italy and abroad to read, relax, and meet each other in a friendly, quiet atmosphere.

Cystinosis

Cystinosis is a rare inherited disease occurring in about 1 in 200,000 births within developed countries. It occurs when the mechanism removing excess cystine (an amino acid) breaks down. However, these days with better understanding and earlier diagnosis, people with cystinosis are able to lead a longer, fuller life. It is the Foundation’s aim to aid researchers and the cystinosis community to strive for continued improvements.

Ferris Lay Rose

Ferris Lay Rose is a partnership set up to bring a wider variety of coloured and patterned socks to the Highland and Scottish Country Dance communities as well as appealing to the Golf, Shooting and Country Pursuits enthusiasts. The products are sourced from a quality Scottish Hosiery manufacturer who has extensive experience and supplies well known names including Johnstons of Elgin and Pringle. Check out the website for an inspiring selection.

Frank Reid

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The normal line-up of the band is: accordion, fiddle, keyboards and drums. For the larger occasions a six- or seven-piece band can be supplied including 2-3 fiddles, flute and second accordion. A piper can be included in the team for weddings and other special occasions. We have lots of contacts in the piping world, including my father-in-law who is a first-rate ex-Black Watch piper. You can check out the website here.

Gay Gordons

Gay Gordons London was inaugurated in London, 22nd October 2005 to offer Scottish Country Dancing to the LGBT community and their friends. We are a co-operative run by a steering group, and encourage our members to take part in organising events whether it be a social, a picnic in the park, a dance or ceilidh. We offer a warm welcome to everyone. All we ask is that if you come to one of our classes or Annual Dance & Ceilidhs, that you are happy to dance with everyone, be it man with man, woman with woman, or man with woman. [...]

Haggis Adventures

Haggis Adventures are a proud bunch who know what makes an unforgettable Scottish trip. You’re travelling in their backyard so they consider it their duty to get you loving their homeland as much as they do! Their mission is to make each trip they run the best yet. They love travel and travelling with like-minded people. It’s all about getting out there and doing stuff, discovering new things and having a blast with the people you travel with. They’ve picked up a few awards along the way because they have a legendary team of who are passionate about what they [...]

Kafoozalum

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Kafoozalum, a professional Scottish Country Dance Band, was formed by Peter Jenkins in 1978.  Their usual line-up is accordion, fiddle & piano; the band comes complete with a Caller to guide you through the dances.

Licence to Ceilidh

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Licence to Ceilidh are a Young, Energetic, Professional ceilidh band based in London. Their unique sound combines the dynamic fiddle styles of a traditional ceilidh band, with the modern, funky rhythm section of a function band and they’ve had numerous TV appearances including BBC1’s ‘This Week’, E4’s ‘Made in Chelsea’, BBC2’s ‘Great British Menu’ & C4’s Gok Wan’s Fashion Fix. With their years of experience they’ve developed an incredible name for themselves on the ceilidh scene and are now possibly the busiest band in the UK! They’ve been a popular, regular band at the Ceilidh Club since 2006.

Lochnagar

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Lochnagar is an exciting, vibrant Scottish ceilidh band with a traditional yet contemporary sound. They have been a regular at Ceilidh Club for well over a decade, and are in constant demand for parties, weddings and functions across the country. With its traditional instruments and driving rhythms, Lochnagar delivers an authentic Scottish sound, with the energy and momentum to get any party off the ground. Their caller’s warmth and enthusiasm will get everybody on their feet, and their rousing music will keep you dancing all night. They deliver a tailored experience for every occasion, with the emphasis on having fun!

London Gaelic Choir

Coisir Lunnainn is the oldest Scottish Gaelic choir, founded in 1891. We meet on Tuesday nights from 7 pm at the Crown Court Church of Scotland hall in Covent Garden. New choristers and visitors are always welcome. Knowledge of Gaelic isn’t necessary – instruction in Gaelic and music is given at choir.

Loony Alba

Loony Alba is the Tartan in London. The place to go to find all the news about supporting your national side.

Mary’s Meals

The Mary’s Meals campaign aims to provide chronically hungry children with one meal every school day. In this way the children are encouraged to gain the education that can lift them out of poverty in later life.

Peter Anderson

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Based near Guildford, Surrey UK, Peter Anderson is an experienced Bagpiper, available for any Special Event in London & South East England. He has a large number of contacts and can arrange anything from a single bagpiper to an entire military style Tattoo.

PGT

PGT are a group who meet regular in London and love to reel. Reeling is a type of Scottish dancing. It is social, energetic, easy to learn and great fun. Reeling is probably the closest form of Scottish dancing to how dances were done in the 17th century.The dancing is more fluid and less ballet like compared to the formal Royal Scottish Country Dance type style, although it tends to be more defined than barn dances or ceilidh dancing.

Piper Bell

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As a professional piper based in Switzerland, you can book Piper Bell to play in France, Switzerland, Germany, UK and worldwide. Our professional wedding and party piper also plays at fetes, funerals, weddings and across Europe.

RSCDS

The London branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society runs classes and dances for beginners and experienced dancers. We have several classes and dances for young people too.

Scotch Mist

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Want fast, lively Scottish music? Then you need Scotch Mist – a very professional 5-piece Scottish Country Dance band. Quality equipment means that we sound good in any size venue. Our own MC/caller will guide everyone through the dances in a light-hearted way, so Scotch Mist is ideal for any ceilidh or wedding with mixed ability dancers.

Scoteesh

All Set is an enhanced CD for computer and CD player that makes it easy to master many of the best loved ceilidh and Scottish country dances. All Set was developed and produced in and around Aberfeldy, Highland Perthshire, and the music recorded by the Lochside Ceilidh Band at Watercolour Music, Ardgour, Argyll.

ScotsCare

Let’s look out for one another. There are 340,000 first and second generation Scots in London. That’s a big community. And when people fall on hard times, ScotsCare is there to provide support. In fact, we’ve been helping Scots in London with advice, support and financial assistance for over 400 years. And we’re very proud of our history. Today, we still hold on firmly to our principles of supporting vulnerable Scots living in London. But we have moved with the times to ensure we are as effective as possible. We are fully committed to supporting everyone who asks for our [...]

Scottish Food Hampers

Scottish Food Hampers is a family-run company, with over 14 years’ experience,  dedicated to creating delicious, personalised Scottish food hampers and providing: Personalised gifts – all our hampers are hand-packed to order meaning you can add personal touches that make your gift special. Unrivalled friendly service ensuring your gift hamper exceeds your expectations A real taste of Scotland – hampers and gift baskets contain premium and award-winning Scottish food and drink. Reliable deliveries – just choose your delivery date (next day or up to 6 months in advance)

Scottish Hills

The Scottish Hills site is a great source of information if you are interested in Hill walking in Scotland.  The Forums are the heart of the site and are packed with trip reports, routes, tips and event information. Please refer to the hills database for listings of trip reports and photos. There is also a Log System and Map to check on Munro, Corbett, Graham, Donald and Scottish Marilyn ‘bagging’ progress.

Scottish Piping Society of London

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The Scottish Piping Society of London does exactly what it says on the tin. This vibrant community organise events and competitions.

SOPHIE GERRARD

Sophie Gerrard (Scottish, b.1978) is an award winning documentary photographer specialising in contemporary environmental and social issues. Sophie began her career in environmental sciences before studying photography at Edinburgh College of Art and completing an MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at The London College of Communication in 2006.

The Timorous Beasties

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The Timorous Beasties are a London-based Scottish Ceilidh and Function band who provide a quality mix of traditional and contemporary Celtic music. Each ceilidh dance is called through step-by-step on the night, so you and your guests can get dancing straight away! Rosie and Duncan, the founders of the Timorous Beasties, both hail from Bonnie Scotland and still regularly perform at Ceilidhs north and south of the border, so rest assured that the service you receive is as authentic as it gets!

Celtic Harp and Song

KATHLEEN GRAHAM is one of the leading singers and harpists of the contemporary Scottish folk scene. Brought up in a musical family, steeped in Gaelic culture, she was inspired by her talented mother to start a career in music early.