What is Caledonian Society?

Caledonian Society (CalSoc) is  dedicated to the enjoyment of  Scottish Culture. Join us to learn how to reel (Scottish dance), make new friends and maybe even attend one of our year round formals. These typically include a full dinner service followed by our favorite reels and maybe even a glass or two of prossecco thrown in for good measure...

Important! You do not need to be of Scottish descent nor have any previous ties to Scotland!

We are an open society that enjoys a dance, a dram and learning a bit more about the Scottish culture and heritage.

We meet in the SU at 7pm every Tuesday evening for wee drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) before heading over to the Edge for an hour of reeling practice. Come along and see what it's all about.

Why Join CalSoc?

We reel at least once per week where you will get the opportunity to learn some slick reeling skills to sweep your partner off their feet (quite literally) or to show off at one of our esteemed balls.

We host at least one formal black/white tie ball per academic year. Usually, this will include some form of sit-down dinner, copious amounts of wine and some of our favourite reels.

We are looking to host more famous Scottish events such as whisky tasting, Burn's Supper and Hogmanay. Throw in a recipe for our favorite shortbread and we are sure this will keep you busy during the cold winter months.


The final and arguably most important reason to join CalSoc is to meet new people. Nothing breaks the ice quite like swinging arm in arm with a stranger. Plus, you might find out 'what's the craic?'


Look for these lads and lassies at our welcome socials and/or our reeling practice sessions. They may be able to give you an insiders tip!




We can be spotted at our weekly reeling sessions or in the bar a wee bit past closing time... We also like to wear this stash: