History

The Fife Branch of the RSCDS was founded on 25th June 1929.  Originally covering the whole of Fife, the branch continued to serve Dunfermline and West Fife when the St Andrews and Kirkcaldy Branches were formed in 1937.

In 1939, when the Second World War began, the branch went into abeyance, but the former committee met again in 1946 and classes recommenced in October 1947.  Happily Scottish country dance classes have continued in Dunfermline ever since.

One of the stalwarts of the Branch was the Countess of Elgin, who chaired the first meeting of the Fife Branch in 1929.  She was appointed as first Honorary President of Dunfermline Branch on 12th March 1936, and President of the RSCDS in November 1957.  She remained Honorary Branch President until her death on 20th June 1989.

In 2009, the Branch celebrated its 80th anniversary with a ball held in the Glen Pavilion, alongside an exhibition detailing the history of Scottish Country Dancing in Dunfermline.

Today, we continue to promote Scottish Country Dancing ‘for fun and friendship’ in the Dunfermline area – explore the site to find out more about our beginners and general classes, technique classes, social dances and the highlight of our year, the annual Dunfermline Ball!