North East & Yorkshire
Durham Caledonian Society

About Us

The Caledonian Society in Durham began in 1950. It aims to bring Scottish people, or those with an interest in Scotland,together for social purposes. It hopes to promote Scottish culture and introduce topics of interest or entertainment related to Scotland. We also have many talks of general interest. Members need not have any particular Scottish connections – just a fondness for things Scottish. New members are always welcome.

  • Annual Membership Fee - £10 per person
  • Life Membership Fee - £70 per person
  • Dancing Class Fee - £3 per person per week

Our Events

The social calendar begins in September with our President’s evening which consists of a buffet meal and entertainment.

This is followed by monthly functions, including:

  • A summer outing,
  • Our St. Andrew’s Dinner Dance
  • A Christmas social evening,
  • A Burns Supper in January
  • Talks on various subjects which are held in the Botanic Gardens at 7.30 p.m.

Our Annual General Meeting takes place on the first Wednesday of May also at the Botanic Gardens, Durham.

There is also a Scottish Country Dancing Class which has continued since 1951. This is held in St.Oswald's Institute in Church Street, Durham every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm from September until April.

Come along and enjoy socialising and exercising at the same time while learning new dance skills!


Durham Caledonian Society is a Member of the Friendship Centre Federation