Management Board & Committees

The Chairman, Chairman Elect, Treasurer and up to 12 Trustees form the Management Board. As directors of the corporate charitable Society it is their responsibility to lead and direct the RSCDS throughout the year. The Board’s directors are responsible for, amongst other things:

  • Ensuring compliance with charitable and corporate legislation
  • Determining the strategy for the achievement of the charitable objectives 
  • Preparation of the annual financial statements and trustees report 

The Board is supported in its work by a range of committees, panels and working groups with delegated authority:

  • Membership Services Committee
  • Education & Training Committee
  • Youth Services Committee 
  • Finance and Governance Advisory Panel (FGAP)
  • Human Resources Panel

To see who sits on the Management Board and within each Committee please visit the People page.

People Page

Elections for the Management Board and each Committee are held at our Annual General Meeting during the first weekend of November. Members are encouraged to stand for positions and application forms can be downloaded from our website or obtained by contacting the RSCDS Office.

The Office Manager, who works from the RSCDS office, acts as Secretary to the Board. The Board appoints members to key positions within the organisation, for example Schools Director, Music Director, Archivist and Editor of the members’ magazine. These individuals also appropriate delegated powers.

We encourage you to be a part of our Management Committees and help develop SCD for future generations. For more information on joining please get in touch with the RSCDS office.

Trustee induction, role descriptions & schedule of meetings

Upon election as a Trustee of the RSCDS, each new member of the Management Board or of a Management Committee receives an induction pack. The contents of the induction pack can be viewed by expanding the section below.

The current schedule of the Management Board meeting for 2024.  Please note that dates may be subject to change. Board and Committee meetings are either held at the RSCDS office or hosted online - the option to attend remotely is always available if required.

  • February 24th 2024, 10:30am, Coates Cres.
  • June  22nd 2024, 13:30 – online only
  • September 21st , 2024, 10:30am

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Join an RSCDS Branch & receive member benefits

There are 159 RSCDS Branches and over 300 Affiliated Groups in more than 50 countries around the world, located on all continents (except Antarctica).

They organise and run classes, dances and other social events in their own areas and are committed to helping develop Scottish Dance and Music for future generations.

We encourage you to try Scottish Country Dancing for yourself to see just how much fun it can be, so please come along and learn how to 'Dance Scottish'. 

Wherever you are in the world there is most likely Scottish Country Dancing.

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  • Registered Charity No. SC 016085
  • Company No. SC 480530
  • 12 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 7AF