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COVID-19 – UK Update

Many people will have seen the headline on Thursday 12th March that Scotland’s First Minister advised that mass gatherings of 500 people or more should be cancelled from the start of next week.  As far as we are aware the ban,

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New Year Honours

Many congratulations to Margaret MacInnes, member of the BATD, who has been awarded the Medal of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) in the 2020 New Year Honours list for services to Highland Dancing and the community.

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Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – Tattoo Dance Company Application Form 2020

Applications for the 2020 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Dance Company are now being accepted. For further details please click on the application form below. https://www.edintattoo.co.uk/news/your-chance-to-perform-in-2020 Applications close 17th January  

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Gladys MacDonald

The SOBHD are saddened to hear of the passing of Gladys MacDonald, a former member of the SOBHD Judges Panel, who passed away peacefully on Saturday 2nd November 2019. Our thoughts are with Gladys’ family at this time.

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Joe Flannagan

The SOBHD are saddened to hear of the loss of Joe Flannagan, the husband of the previous SOBHD Director of Administration Helen Ford, who passed away on Wednesday 28th August 2019. Joe’s funeral will be held on Tuesday 10th September

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2019 World Champions

Many congratulations to our 2019 World Champions: Rosey Watt, Macduff – World Juvenile Champion; Beret Dernbach, California – World Junior Champion; Marielle Lesperance, Nova Scotia – World Adult Champion. Photograph courtesy of Ronnie Cairns Photography

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Paulina McMaster

The SOBHD are saddened to hear of the loss of Paulina McMaster, a member of the SOBHD Judges’ panel, who passed away on Wednesday 14th August 2019. Our thoughts are with Paulina’s family and friends at this time.

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SOBHD Dancers perform at Scottish Parliament

SOBHD were honoured to be asked to provide dancers to perform at the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Scottish Parliament on Saturday 29th June.

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Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Many congratulations to June Roy, SOBHD Adjudicator, and Eileen Lindsay, member of the SDTA and UKA, who have both been awarded the Medal of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to

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The Jaialdia Mix

The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland are supporting Dance Base and Basque partners on a new dance performance project for young people. This free-to-participate international exchange project is a unique cultural dance experience where selected participants will have the opportunity

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