Take your partners - it’s time to bring out the kilts and haggis

Scottish Country Dance Club at Waring Green Community Centre.'Veronica Hughes and Les Greenwood.
Scottish Country Dance Club at Waring Green Community Centre.'Veronica Hughes and Les Greenwood.

Members of Brighouse Scottish Country Dancing Club are preparing for the highlight of their year - Burns Night on January 23.

The club, which meets every Thursday at Waring Green Community Centre at 7.30pm, will be celebrating the life and works of Scotland’s national poet with a Burns Night dance and supper of traditional haggis, neeps and tatties.

Scottish Country Dance Club at Waring Green Community Centre.'From the left, Alison Noble, Veronica Hughes and Les Greenwood.

Scottish Country Dance Club at Waring Green Community Centre.'From the left, Alison Noble, Veronica Hughes and Les Greenwood.

Assistant secretary George Watson said: “The men in the group will be wearing their kilts and the female members will be in their dresses and tartan sashes. Along with St Andrew’s Day in November, it is the highlight of our year.”

The club, which is affiliated to the Royal Scottish Country Dancing Association, has about 40 members.

“We are a very sociable group and it’s a great way of making friends. We have four members who are in their 80s, myself included, and Scottish country dancing has been recognised as being one of the best ways to keep fit and active. We recently lost three girls who started at 16 for their Duke of Edinburgh award and have now left to go to university.” New members are welcome on Thursday evenings.