If you have a specific interest or are looking for a way to meet friends, taking a class can be an excellent way of expanding your social circle. Colleges, community centres, and forums are the best places to find listings for classes. There is usually an area to post announcements about courses, programs, and items of interest.
Highland dancing is something unique to Scotland. Courses are held at festivals, at community centres, and with heritage groups. Other types of dance are also frequently offered. For classes you can inquire at the:
Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing
Address: 32 Grange Loan,
Edinburgh, EH9 2NR. Scotland
Tel: 0131 668 3965
Another unusual skill you can learn within Scotland is to play the Scottish bagpipes. To become proficient, it takes about one year as it is an extremely difficult instrument. Classes are offered in the evening, Saturday mornings, and in Summer School. Drumming classes also available. To learn more about the art form, inquire at:
College of Piping
Address: 16-24 Otago St
GLASGOW G12 8JH Scotland
Tel: 0141 334 3587
See also our article on Language courses.