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The Royal Caledonian Charities Trust prides itself on a history of charitable giving dating back to the 1840s.  Since inception it is estimated that the Trust has donated over £3,000,000 to a variety of small Scottish charities working in a range of different fields and locations. Our core fundraising activity is the annual Royal Caledonian Ball, which enjoys Patronage from Her Majesty the Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Kent.

The 170th Royal Caledonian Ball will be held on May 4th, 2018, at Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Superb photographs by Dafydd Jones of our 169th Ball and previous years can be viewed here. Please use the password ‘Reel’s to access images.

The Royal Caledonian Ball is widely believed to be the oldest charity ball in the world, and remains one of the highlights of the social calendar and a much anticipated gathering of Scots in London.  The event attracts over 650 reelers to Grosvenor House each year, and over the last twenty years the trust has donated £735,000 to various Scottish charities.

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