The Scottish Tourist Board in London should be able to tell you what's on, ask them for the "De tha dol" list. This is a list I started but which is now maintained by Arthur Findlay does, tel: 081-852 3589

Highlands and Islands society of London (ceilidhs) Ceilidhs with music, dancing and singing in the London area. Usually very good and well attended. Contact for more info: Marybelle Morrisey 081 445 7939; Catherine Cook 081 440 0832

London Gaelic choir. Founded 1892 and the oldest surviving Gaelic choir in the world. Meets each Tuesday 7:30pm-9:30pm in Covent Garden. Contact: Arthur Findlay, 6 Hamlea Close, Eltham Rd, Lee, London SE12 8EU Tel: 081 852 3589. Arthur also has copies of "De tha dol"

Gaelic society of London. Founded 1777 and the oldest Gaelic society in the world. Contact: Cliff Castle, 14 Poulton Av, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 3PY Tel: 081 644 7303. Has monthly meetings; social nights; campaigns etc.

John Angus Macleod, 5 Berkeley Crescent, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5SH Coordinates a lot of Gaelic activities in England and Wales. Knows about everything going on! Well known bard and Gaelic teacher, very helpful.

The London Association for Celtic Education (LACE) produces a guide to Celtic language related societies in London and around the UK. I have an old copy and find it very useful indeed. 100's of entries in the guide covering Scotland, Ireland, Man, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany Contact: Roger Casement Irish Centre, Eastgate Building, 131 St John's Way, London N19 3RQ. Tel: 071- 281 3225

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