The Falls of Rogie   8 x 32 Reel   Marian Anderson & her SDB   Dancers Choice 1

We were very sorry that the Ceilidh dance on Friday, October 29, 2021 had to be cancelled.  There was so much doubt about “dancing” and although we had approval from the BC Ministry of Health we felt we were perhaps stretching the rules too far.  It was decided to be safe and cancel the dance.   

We are now planning on re-starting the Ceilidh dances with the last one scheduled for 2021 – Friday, November 26 – at the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver.  I really hope we can get together then but this will still be subject to Provincial guidelines etc. so check your e-mails & the website for any updates.  You can also phone the Scottish Cultural Centre Monday – Friday between 10 am and 3 pm – 604-263-9911.   

All those attending 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:-

November 26, 2021
January 28, 2022
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 –

It is fast approaching that time of year –

On this historic day . . . . at the 11th hour . . . .

of the 11th day . . . . in the 11th month . . . .

of the 11th year . . . .



Falls of Rogie
Another long zoom meeting tonight – they keep having them on Wednesday evenings so I have to miss my dance class!
The leaves are still falling and will do so until at least November 15.  The colours look nice, at least the big plain tree ones but they tend to blow all over the place and of course the cedars continue to litter everywhere and get into the car, garage and house.  When there is a break in the rain I try and brush and/or blow the paths and decks.
We had a late Thanksgiving family dinner which despite the lack of a roast turkey went off very well and we had loads to eat and lots of leftovers which lasted nearly a week.
I was looking forward to seeing some of you on the 29th but that will have to wait until the end of November.  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.


Glenfinnan church


A little bit of peaceful music to accompany some nice pictures



Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the greatest political sages ever known.

1. Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.
2.  Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
3.  There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.
4.  Never miss a good chance to shut up.
5.  Always drink upstream from the herd.
6.  If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
7.  The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.
8.  There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
9.  Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
10.  If you’re riding’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.
11.   Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back.
12.  After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.
The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.


Head of Loch Tay

When they play “Taps” do you know the words?




Hoddam Castle


I thought it was time to have a Gaelic song:-






Inchmahome Priory, Lake of Menteith





He’s 17 and she’s only 15. But together, they won the 2012 Junior Division National Carolina Shag Dancing Championships. They’re dancing to Joe Turner’s “Flip, Flop and Fly.”





These ladies need to wash their mouths out – apologies for their language

Invermoriston Bridge

Father Connolly’s Jig  – 8 x 32 Jig  –  Colin Dewar & his Band  –  Special Requests 7


Church Ladies With computers-

They’re Back!
Those wonderful Church Bulletins! Thank God for church ladies with computers. These sentences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services:
The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
The sermon this morning: Jesus Walks on the Water.
The sermon tonight: Searching for Jesus.
Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say ‘Hell’ to someone who doesn’t care much about you.
Don’t let worry kill you off – let the Church help.
Miss Charlene Mason sang ‘I will not pass this way again,’ giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be ‘What Is Hell?’ Come early and listen to our choir practice.
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility..
Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM – prayer and medication to follow.
The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM . All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. is done.
The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church.
Please use large double door at the side entrance.
The Associate Minister unveiled the church’s new campaign slogan last Sunday:”I Upped My Pledge – Up Yours.” 


Isle of Colonsay


An old man was asked, “At your ripe age, what would you prefer to get –
Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s?”

The wise one answered, “Definitely Parkinson’s.
Better to spill half an ounce of Scotch than to forget where you keep the

Isle of Kerrera


Feisty Women  –  8 x 32 Reel  –  Music Makars  –  Catch the Wind


Isle of Scalpay


An old man lay sprawled across three entire seats in the movie  theater. When the usher came  by and noticed this, he whispered to the old man, “Sorry sir, but you’re only  allowed one seat.”

The old man groaned  but didn’t budge.

The usher became  more impatient. “Sir, if you don’t get up from there I’m going to have to call  the manager.”

Once again, the old man just groaned.

The usher marched  briskly back up the aisle, and in a moment he returned with the manager.  Together the two of them tried repeatedly to move the old disheveled man, but with no success. Finally they summoned the police.

The officer  surveyed the situation briefly then asked, “All right buddy what’s your  name?”

“Fred,” the old man  moaned.

“Where ya from,  Fred?” asked the police officer.

With  terrible pain in his voice, and without moving a muscle, Fred replied, “The  balcony.”


Kelvin Bridge, Glasgow




Kildrummy Castle

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 HOPEFULY ON NOVEMBER 26, 2021 which is JUST OVER 4 weeks from now.

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

Duncan MacKenzie