Free lessons in the Scottish equivalent of Footloose are on offer in November. *Photo supplied
Free lessons in the Scottish equivalent of Footloose are on offer in November. *Photo supplied

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20: Free lessons in the Scottish equivalent of Footloose are on offer this week.

The Caledonian Society of Bermuda is giving lessons in traditional Scottish dances like reels and strathspeys ahead of the spectacular St Andrew’s Ball on Saturday.

A spokesman for the society – founded 75 years ago to promote Scots-Bermudian relations – said: “It’s a free practice run to show ball-goers the basics and it’s always greatly enjoyed by those in attendance.”

The practice run will be held at the Police Recreation Club in Prospect on Wednesday (November 23) between 7pm and 9:30pm.

The Caledonian Ball, featuring a ceilidh – Scottish dancing – a pipe band, four course dinner and a raffle and other attractions - will be held at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday (November 26).

Tickets – priced at $180 – are still available for the black tie event. They can be bought individually or for tables of 10 or 12.

The ball marks not only the feast day of Scotland’s patron saint on November 30, but the 75thanniversary of the Caledonian Society.

Tickets are available at iHind@becl.bm or online at www.premiertickets.bm.