Congratulations, Nadine McKenzie Judge

Many congratulations to Nadine McKenzie Judge, Deputy Delegate to the RSOBHD for the International Festival of Dancing and the Arts Society (IFDAS), who has been awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the King’s Birthday Honours list for services to Dance to Scotland.

Judith Monteith OAM

Congratulations to RSOBHD Adjudicator Judith Monteith who was awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for her service to dancing, in the Australia Day 2023 Honours List.  

Kathleen O’Donnell

The RSOBHD are saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Kathleen O’Donnell. Kathleen was a RSOBHD adjudicator and a delegate to the RSOBHD representing Northern Ireland Highland Dance Association. Our thoughts are with Kathleen’s family and friends at this time. The funeral will be on Friday 3rd March at St Mirins Cathedral, Paisley at … Read more

Social Media / RSOBHD Code of Ethics

We have become aware of inappropriate comments and statements posted on Social Media platforms which undermines the RSOBHD Code of Ethics. All participants – which includes Judges, Teachers, Organisers, Parents, Dancers and all parties connected with dancers – are bound by the RSOBHD Code of Ethics which is signed on an annual basis and confirms … Read more

Heather Sayers

The RSOBHD are saddened to hear of the passing of Heather Sayers. Heather was a South Australian Teacher and RSOBHD Adjudicator. Our thoughts are with Heather’s family, friends and the Australian dancing community at this time.

Agnes Stewart

The RSOBHD are saddened to hear of the passing of Agnes Stewart who passed on 26th December 2022. Agnes, sister of previous Vice President Jessie Stewart Haggarty MBE, was a former delegate to the RSOBHD initially as a BATD Delegate and laterally for Butlin’s (Land of Burns Championship), and a RSOBHD Honorary Member. Agnes is … Read more

Ritchie Gibson

The RSOBHD are saddened to hear of the passing of Ritchie Gibson who passed on Friday 16th December 2022.  Ritchie was a RSOBHD Adjudicator and a former delegate to the Board. Ritchie’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 11th January at 1pm at Dalry Funeral Parlour, moving on to Kilbirnie Cemetery at 2pm and then … Read more

Valerie Geddes

The RSOBHD are saddened to hear of the passing of Valerie Geddes who passed on Sunday 20th November 2022.  Valerie was a former RSOBHD Adjudicator and a RSOBHD Honorary Member. Valerie was instrumental in starting the Highland Dancing Teachers Association of England which continues, to this day, to be a Represented Member on the Board. … Read more

2022 World Champions

Many congratulations to our 2022 World Champions: Lily Kelman, Inverness– World Juvenile Champion; Annalise Lam, British Columbia – World Junior Champion; Marielle Lesperance, Nova Scotia – World Adult Champion. Photograph courtesy of Ronnie Cairns Photography

Margaret Todd

The RSOBHD are saddened to hear of the passing of Margaret Todd who passed on Monday 20th June 2022.  Mrs Todd was a former long-standing member of the RSOBHD Technical and Judges’, a former RSOBHD Independent Member as well as a RSOBHD Adjudicator. In 2002 Mrs Todd was the recipient of the Atholl Clasp for … Read more

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