The Ball

Where and when

Friday 4th May 2018 at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London W1K 7TN

Format and timing
Dinner and Ball ticket holders

7.30 pm    Drinks reception at 86 Park Lane (part of Grosvenor House)
8.00pm     Dinner (at 86 Park Lane)

All ticket holders – in the Great Room

9.30pm for 10.00 pm – Pipes and Drums

Set Reel

• Dashing White Sergeant
• Reel of the 51st Division
• Waltz
• Eightsome Reel followed by a Foursome Reel
• Mairi’s wedding
• Foxtrot
• Hamilton House

12.30 Breakfast

• Duke of Perth
• Waltz
• Inverness Country Dance (also known as Speed the Plough)
• Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh
• Quickstep
• Reel of the 51st Division
• John Peel

3.30 Carriages

Dancing will be to SuperGrouse

Ticket Prices for the 2018 Ball will be released in January 2018
Prices in brackets are the early bird reduction for tickets purchased before March 1st 2018

Ball only – for the Ball, including breakfast, and whisky and water throughout the Ball
Full price -
Concession price* -

Dinner and Ball – for the Ball as above, plus drinks reception and three course dinner with half a bottle of wine per head
Full price -
Concession price * -

*Concession price – available a guest who is either /or:
• aged 30 years old or under on the day of the Ball, and/or
• serving in the military and attending in uniform plus one guest

Applying for tickets
By post – click here to download an application form to complete and forward to the Ball Secretary with your cheque
Online – click here to apply for tickets online, paying by credit or debit card
Please note that we cannot process applications made by telephone.
Held at 86 Park Lane, part of Grosvenor House.   Parties of guests will be allocated a private dining room. Generally large parties will have a room to themselves but smaller parties may share a room with another party.  Please book early as space and numbers are limited.  Please notify any special dietary requirements at least a week before the Ball.

Part of the particular appeal of the Ball is that everyone attending is wearing traditional formal evening dress. The dress requirements are stated below in summary and in detail.
Please note that those not correctly dressed will be refused entry.
If you are unsure about any aspect of the dress code, please contact the Ball Secretary.

Floor length evening dress, or
Mess dress (for those entitled to wear it) with full length skirt

Optional, but encouraged:
Clan tartan sashes
Orders and Decorations

Highland evening dress comprising kilt and sporran, evening jacket of black broadcloth or coloured velvet, white evening shirt and black bow tie or lace jabot, or
Evening dress, comprising black evening tail coat, white shirt with wing collar, white bow tie and white waistcoat, or
Mess dress, worn according to regulations, with, preferably, where permitted, any more formal variation such as stiff shirt, wing collar and black bow tie
No dinner jackets

Optional, but encouraged: Orders and Decorations

Please note that if taking part in the set reels gentleman taking part must wear highland evening dress or mess kit, tail coats only if part of mess dress, and ladies must wear clan sashes.