So where can I get...

I am often asked where people can get hold of dance books, music, etc. Here are a collection of useful addresses. If you can't find what you're after here, try my links to Scottish stores and online shops.

Books

RSCDS publications can be obtained from RSCDS headquarters:
12 Coates Crescent,
Edinburgh,
EH3 7AF,
Scotland,
UK

Tel: +44 (0)131 225 3854
Fax: +44 (0)131 225 8873

The Teachers Association Canada (TAC) book store is at:
TACBOOKS
Craig Williams
99 Gray Crescent
Kanata, ON, K2K 3J7
Canada

Phone: 613-254-7242
email: TACbooks@tac-rscds.org
Web site: http://www.tac-rscds.org/
TACBOOKS is handled by Craig Williams.

James Thin bookshops also stock a limited supply of dance books, and do mail order.

Music

Dance music can be obtained again from the RSCDS or from SNDC, and also from Highlander Music who, as well as stocking a comprehensive range of dancing and scottish music recordings, are doing their best to record all the dances which have been missed. They can be contacted at:
Highlander Music,
Unit 7D,
Muir of Ord Insdustrial Estate,
nr Beauly,
Ross-shire,
IV6 7UA,
Scotland, UK

Tel: [+44] (0) 1463 871422
Fax: [+44] (0) 1463 871433
email: info@highlandermusic.com
web: www.highlandermusic.com

The side of TAC which handles music is called TACSound. It is at
Marie Disiewicz,
18464 67A Avenue,
Surrey, BC, Canada,
V3S 9B3

Tel: 604-574-7530
Fax: 604-575-9667
Web site: http://www.tac-rscds.org/
Email: TACSound@tac-rscds.org

There is Fiddler's Crossing at

PO Box 92226,
Pasadena,
CA 91109-2226,
USA
Tel: (818) 792-6323
Email: fiddlers@earthlink.net
Balnain House Trust are at
40 Huntly Street,
Inverness,
IV3 5HR

Shoes

Ghillies - the lace up dance shoes - can be obtained at dance wear shops, such as Ballet School Supplies or Dancewear, where they are usually referred to as "Highland Dancing Pumps". If that fails, James Senior of St. Andrews (http://www.jamessenior.co.uk/) do mail order. Women have it easier - they can get away with standard ballet shoes; however James Senior also have a range of shoes in a similar style. There is also the Scottish Dance Show Company, based in Wembley, London.

Craig Coussins also makes a range of dance shoe - the Hullachan Pro. His web site also includes articles on dance injury (and how to avoid it) and an on-line video of how to lace your shoes. The US site also has most of the above.

Munro Competition Shoes also supply dance shoes. See also dance shoe suppliers.

Highland Dress

If you aren't in Scotland, you may find one of these highland dress suppliers useful: Finding tartan kilt hose can be difficult. Try one of these distributors:
Note from Alan Harrison:

About 12 years ago the brilliant white bobble top hose became popular with pipe bands and still are. The tops were detached from the socks which could of course be bought and washed separately. Now they make the socks with the tops attached for obvious reasons. The sock had a reinforced sole ( terry cloth?) which made them very comfortable especially when you are on your feet all day, long wearing and also good to dance in. In those days we used to get them from Robert Matheson who subsequently opened a shop called The Pipe Box (I have no connection with this company). I believe these were football socks but have not been able to find the same type in sports shops for some time. If anyone does know where I can get them please let me know.

On the subject of tartan or diced hose, check that they are wool or a mixture and 'hand' knitted before you buy and be careful how you wash them.

Hose tops have been used by pipe bands wearing spats with No1 dress for around two hundred years

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