President's Letter - May 2018

The Caledonian Society of Sheffield is once again at the start of a new year’s programme and we hope it will be of interest to our members and perhaps encourage others to join us.

The Society welcomes Scots or those with an interest in things Scottish to support and uphold our traditions.

We as a family arrived in the area some forty years ago and not knowing anyone locally joined the Society and were immediately included in a variety of activities.

Times have changed but I would hope now with us approaching our 200th Anniversary people will find us just as welcoming  and proving to be still of interest.

Our activities include sections for Scottish Country Dancing, Bridge, an active Theatre Group and the Scottish Arts Group which meets monthly over the winter with guest speakers on topics related to Scotland.

The main Society programme for the year commences on Wednesday 13th June with an afternoon trip on the Sheffield/Tinsley canal with a cream tea and a complimentary glass of Prosecco.

There follows on Sunday 8th July, a Walking Treasure Hunt around Dronfield followed by afternoon tea at the home of the President.

On Thursday 30th August in Holy Trinity Church Hall, Sheffield we have an illustrated talk “Bridgescapes” by Bruce Keith celebrating the long and illustrious history of bridges within Scotland and the contribution Scottish engineers have made to bridge building around the globe. This function will commence with a buffet lunch including a complimentary drink.

On the afternoon of Thursday 30th August we have a visit and tour of Wentworth Woodhouse Hall and Gardens.


Saturday 24th November is the date of one of our more prestigious events, the St Andrew’s Dinner and Ball which this year is being held in the Victoria Quays Hilton Hotel Sheffield. We have been most fortunate this year to engage the services of one of Scotland’s top musicians; Iain Macphail and his band whose mix of both ballroom and Scottish country dancing is always a treat.


Monday 31st December sees us returning to Holy Trinity Church Hall to celebrate Hogmanay with the accent on family entertainment with good food and perhaps even a drink or two.


On Saturday 26th January we gather to celebrate the second key function of the year our Burns Supper at Tapton Masonic Hall. With 2019 being the 260th Anniversary of the birth of our Bard this promises to be a most enjoyable and interesting event.



For further details or information on any of our activities please contact: Hon Secretary, Ian McMaster on 01246 417626 or macrieff@yahoo.co.uk

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PRESIDENT 2018 - 2019


Mrs. Arlene McMaster