Ceilidh & Country classes
When: every Thursday, 19:00
Where: St. Peter's Church Hall, Lutton place

No experience needed
1st class is free

and join us in the pub afterwards!

Committee

Here is a little information about our Committee, to help get to know us better. If there are any questions, please feel free to approach any of us.

President
Maria Herz
Having joined New Scotland two years ago, I quickly found myself sucked into the very deep vortex that is this society and its classes. Last year you could find me floating around at all classes, although this year you\’ll only find me on Tuesdays and Thursdays as I balance the wonderful, yet oftentimes slightly insane, life that is that of a dancer and musician at night and a third-year Chemistry student by day. Feel free to ask me anything at all, whether about the society or not, so if you ever feel the need to discuss anything ranging from English Literature (or in fact any sort of literature) to how to blow oneself up in a lab (or maybe not!) or anything cooking or baking related then you have found the right person. Welcome to New Scotland!
 Vice-President
 Hannah Sutcliffe
Under Construction…..
Treasurer
Caity Hainsworth
Hi there! I´m Caity and I´m new Scotland´s money girl/wardrobe mistress. I joined NS last year and have since been all over the country with this great lot at weekends away and IVFDF. When I´m not trying to make sure we don´t spend ourselves into ruin I´m a third year maths student and trying to learn the violin (not much progress there). You´ll normally find me on Thursdays at beginners highland and at social doing my best to keep up! Come say hi. 🙂
 Secretary
 Jet Jansen
Hello! I´m Jet and as my fondness of cheese and cycling probably reveal: I´m Dutch. You can find me trying to get my feet under control at the Step and Country classes. When I´m not dancing or doing other New Scotland related stuff, I study the lives of ancient people or drink tea. Feel free to join me for a cup!
Steward
Ludivine Vuillet
Hello, I´m Ludivine. I started dancing with the society 10 years ago as a student, and enjoyed it so much that I actually found a job to stay in this beautiful city. I´ll be organising transports to random dancing places, and food when needed. You´ll find me at Lutton Place on Thursdays, come and talk to me about anything you want. Enjoy New Scotland!
 Freshers Rep
 Emma Forrest
Under construction.
 
 Ordinary Members:

Isla Zhang
Hi! I´m Isla. I´m a general member in the committee, for the second year running, and I´m still trying to remember just how this happened. I´ve been dancing since I was 9. At age 10, I came to the terrible realisation that I probably couldn´t become a professional Scottish Country Dancer when I grew up, because it´s not actually a thing. So, childhood dreams crushed, I became a software developer instead. Come talk to me about dancing, cake, or writing beautiful tidy code! Or else just ask me for a really interesting fact (no, really) about geckos.
 
 Michael McLean
I am a high-functioning alcoholic horse, masquerading as a human.

Despite this, I am a neurology staff nurse, which means I look after people with strange things going on with their brains. I also have a degree in psychology, with an interest in consciousness. Neither of these things have altered my mental state AT ALL.

I\\’m more interested in the social aspect of dancing, as opposed to the technical, due in part to my resistance to taking anything particularly seriously.

If you want to immediately be my friend, tell me about your cat.


Angharad Kenway
As official jester of the committee I know a great joke about a Scottish dancer, an English dancer and an Irish dancer who walk into a bar and… no seriously – I somehow ended up as an ordinary member once again this year after being the vice-president last year and an ordinary member the year before. You will see me at ceilidh and country dancing and recognise me either by my awesome blue shoes or the fact that I am sitting in the corner desperately shovelling down some dinner because I have rushed straight to class from work.
 
 Jinty Urquhart
Hello. I am a second generation Scottish Dancer. Dancing with New Scotland has kept me from a life of crime. You will find me at both Highland and Country classes as well as most social occasions. I am one of the non students on the committee and spend my days in jail, I mean high school, herding cats, I mean teaching teenagers.

Kathryn Jones
Hello, I´m Kathryn 🙂 I´m a general member of the committee, which means I have no specific role but help out where needed. I’m in the first year of a PhD in Genetics way over at the Western General Campus, which means I’m usually late because Edinburgh traffic. I’ve always loved ceilidhs so was super excited when I got into Edinburgh that I could take my Scottish dancing to the next level! I also like baking, singing, hillwalking, biology and trampolining. Come say hi and try to guess my accent!
 
 Lucy Munro
Under construction.

Sulaimina Bharwani
Under construction.