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The current selection of projects include

                                                                 Charity Trustee for Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO


Linlithgow Scotch Hop, Scottish Dancing for All.             Wednesdays 13th July to 8th August 2023 tbc


Dancing in unique Linlithgow Palace Courtyard, in the open air each summer

for 5 Wednesday evenings from mid July to first two Wednesdays in August.


After being set up and run by a group of inspiring local volunteers for 24 years, a new group to volunteer was encouraged to set up a committee to continue the Linlithgow Scotch Hop in 2014 and beyond.

Thanks to the generous support of the volunteers,  there are 50 volunteers each week on a rota helping set up, serve tea and shortbread at the interval, and encouraging newcomers to join in, etc. 

       Scotch Hop has become an inspiring and uplifting event for many dancers from Linlithgow and beyond, with many regular visitors from overseas.  The unique venue and great friendly atmosphere make it a really special event every year.   The Linlithgow Scotch Hop was given charity status in 2016:   Linlithgow Scotch Hop SCIO number SC046165.    The season was due to start on Wednesday 15th July 2020 for the 31st year, postponed due to COVID19 and also cancelled in 2022 as Palace closed by Historic Scotland due to safety concerns with masonry inspections due in the summer.

Promoting charity ceilidhs

 to a diverse multi-national group of over 3,500 dancers

through social media  using "Meetup.com"  Ceilidh Meetup

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Kilts appeal to the imagination

Ceilidh dancing encourages participation

         in healthy exercise,

         in a socially inclusive setting,

         with a diverse multi-national group

         of all ages and occupations.

         Reducing stress,

         benefitting health,

         building local community good-will

         fundraising for local

             and international charities

         and a host of other benefits for all involved.

Exercise is proven to improve memory and  brain volume.  See references & Human Givens.