Autumn Gold  –  Jig 8×32  –  Colin Dewar & his SDB  –  Take Your Partner #2

We are very happy to announce that the ceilidh dance will go ahead as scheduled on Friday, October 29, 2021.   This will still be subject to Provincial guidelines etc. so check your e-mails & the website for any updates.   

All those planning to attend will have to have a BC authorized vaccination passport showing you have had two jabs and masks will be mandatory to enter the building and must be worn in the common areas such as corridors and washrooms.  We will be taking your names & contact info so you can be reached in the unlikely event that there is an outbreak.

The dance, and future dances, will be held at the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver but, there is a slight change of time.  The class will be held in the large hall from 7;00 – 7:45 then we will all exit to give the band a chance for a sound check etc. and the dance will run from 8:00 – 10:30 with live music by Calanais.  Alison will continue to be your teacher/caller so you are guaranteed to have a great evening.  No change to the admission – still $15 with students $10.

The 2021/22 season dances are scheduled as follows:-

October 29
November 26
January 28
February 25
March 25
April 29
Mark your calendars now!

Let us all celebrate that we are getting back together for dancing and fun again.  Any questions?  please contact me.


Autumn on Mull
I hope this finds you all well and safe.  It has been a fairly good fall so far, weather-wise that is, at least here on the SW coast of BC.  It is getting noticeably colder though.  I have not set the furnace above 16 C yet but we have the space heater on in the evenings when we watch TV and I’ll put it on in the office this evening as I have a zoom meeting that will probably last longer than 2 hours..
The leaves have started to fall and all out huge cedars are turning our driveway, paths and lawn brown with their droppings.  We have filled 3 large green bins already just with cedar then there is all the other garden clean up as well.  There is still lots to come down!  I guess the fuchsia baskets will have to be cut back and then the better ones stored in the garage.  I try and keep at least 2 for next spring.
We are having Thanksgiving a week late as most of the family were busy with other family responsibilities.  Trouble with having it late is that there are no turkeys to be found.  We tried 3 big grocery stores but even the turkey shop was sold out.  Change of plan!
Looking forward to seeing some of you on the 29th.  Tell your friends (if they are vaccinated) it is a really fun evening and very reasonable.  There is beer, cider. soft drinks  and a few goodies to enjoy so long as you make a donation towards their cost.


Scottish Country Dance classes have started up again in various places across the Lower Mainland and beyond.
Check for updates.



Subject: Fw: Amazing -a very special talent!  Don’t shut it down early as halfway in, he harmonizes.

Click here: YouTube – ??Musical leaf-Whispering Hope



I would have given him 100%

Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die?   * his last battle

Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?   * at the bottom of the  page

Q3. River Ravi flows in which state?   * liquid

Q4. What is the main reason for divorce?   * marriage

Q5. What is the main reason for failure?   * exams

Q6. What can you never eat for breakfast?   * Lunch & dinner

Q7. What looks like half an apple?   * The other half

Q8. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?   * It will simply become wet

Q9. How can a man go eight days without sleeping ?   * No problem, he sleeps at night.

Q10. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?   * You will never find an elephant that has only one hand..

Q11. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in other hand, what would you have ?   * Very large hands

Q12. If it took eight men ten hours to build a  wall, how long would it take four men to build it?   * No time at all, the wall is already  built.

Q13. How can u drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?   * Any way you want, concrete floors are very hard to crack.



I don’t think I have included this before but if so it is worth viewing again.


Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.

With a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.

Each day you’ll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags.

Then try 50-lb potato bags and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.  (I’m at this level.)    

After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.

Birks of Aberfeldy

Airline logic


I thought this was worth passing along.   It lasts approx. 8 minute.


Loch Doone



  1. Dad, are we pyromaniacs?  Yes, we arson.
  2. What do you call a pig with laryngitis? Disgruntled.
  3. Writing my name in cursive is my signature move.
  4. Why do bees stay in their hives during winter?  Swarm.
  5. If you’re bad at haggling, you’ll end up paying the price.



Goodbye To The Normals

Loch Ossian

  1. Just so everyone’s clear,  I’m going to put my glasses on.
  2. A commander walks into a bar and orders everyone around.
  3. I lost my job as a stage designer.  I left without making a scene.
  4. Never buy flowers from a monk.  Only you can prevent florist friars.
  5. How much did the pirate pay to get his ears pierced?  A buccaneer.

Just a little warm up !!




Suilven from Achmelvich

the Trossachs


It was hard getting over my addiction to the Hokey Cokey. But I’ve turned myself around and that’s what it’s all about.

Paddy caught his wife having an affair and decided to kill her and himself. He puts the gun to his head, looks at his wife and says “Don’t laugh, you’re next!!”

A dwarf goes to a very good but very busy doctor and asks “I know you are busy but do you treat dwarves?”
The doctor replies “Yes, but you will have to be a little patient”.

A Yorkshire man takes his cat to the vet.
Yorkshireman: “Ayup, lad, I need to talk to thee about me cat.”
Vet: “Is it a tom?”
Yorkshireman: “Nay, I’ve browt it with us.”




Autumn in Appin  – Luke Brady  –  Tale Your Partners 2


In the UK, some supermarkets have admitted that there is horse meat in their home cooked burgers. Even places like Burger King have had to admit that there are “small amounts” of horse meat in their burgers. Tesco is a big supermarket chain in the UK. Within hours of the news that Tesco’s ‘all beef hamburgers’ contained 30% horse meat, these quips hit the Internet.

“I’m so hungry, I could eat a horse….. I  guess Tesco just listened!

Anyone want a burger from Tesco? Yay or neigh?

Not entirely sure how Tesco are going to get over this hurdle.

Had some burgers from Tesco for supper last night …I still have a bit between my teeth.

A woman has been taken into hospital after eating horse meat burgers from Tesco. Her condition is listed as stable.

Tesco are now testing all their vegetarian burgers for traces of unicorn.

“I’ve just checked the Tesco burgers in my freezer … “AND THEY’RE OFF!”

Tesco is now forced to deny the presence of zebra in burgers, as shoppers confuse barcodes for serving suggestions.

I said to the missus, “These Tesco burgers give me the trots…

“To beef or not to beef, that is equestrian”…..

A cow walks into a bar. Barman says, “Why the long face?” Cow says “Illegal ingredients, coming over here stealing our jobs!”

I hear the smaller version of those Tesco burgers make great horse d’oeuvres.

These Tesco burger jokes are going on a bit…Talk about flogging a dead horse.

Last night the wife made meatloaf, so I had dinner with two nags.

Since they’re selling the meat wrapped in plastic, is that technically a “Trojan Horse?”


Bridge of Connet looking over Loch Etive


How good is your memory!!



From Ardrossan to Arran


Australian Ladies  –  Bobby Frew –  Edinburgh Castle Reel

An Teallach-Wester Ross


Aurora Borealis at Cromarty Bridge

autumn in Springburn Glasgow


This puppy is NOT for sale!



Have you had both Jabs?  If not why?  What are you waiting for?  You will not be admitted to Ceilidh Dances unless you have had 2 jabs of the approved vaccines – NEXT CEILIDH DANCE IS ON OCTOBER 29, 2021 which is 2 weeks from now.

May your troubles be one, may your blessings be more,
and may nothing but happiness come through your door.

Duncan MacKenzie