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Congratulations Jean Swanston

Congratulations to our 2020 Atholl Clasp recipient – RSOBHD Vice President Jean Swanston. Jean was presented with her Atholl Clasp on Friday 13th November by Atholl Dancing Association Chairman Liz Douglas at our online AGM.

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Christine Lacey MBE, 2019 Atholl Clasp Recipient

Congratulations to RSOBHD Chairman Christine Lacey MBE, who was awarded the Atholl Clasp for 2019. Christine was presented with her award by the Atholl Dancing Association Chairman, Liz Douglas, at the 2019 RSOBHD AGM.

Picture courtesy of Ronnie Cairns Photography.

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2018–2019 UK Champion of Champions

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 RSOBHD UK Champion of Champions and their teachers.

L to R:
Ellie Dalrymple, Senior Winner (Teacher Fiona MacNeil)
Robyn McMillan, Juvenile Winner (Teacher Lynne Hamilton)
Candice Walker, Adult Winner (Teacher Sarah Hendry)

Photo courtesy of Ronnie Cairns Photography

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Dancers Required

The SOBHD are undertaking a project to produce a library of DVDs to be used in the “mock judging” section of future SOBHD Judges Tests. To allow the SOBHD to include international dancers, a filming session will take place in

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SOBHD Constitution & Rules

An updated version of the SOBHD Constitution & Rules is now available to buy from the online shop at a cost of £8.

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Congratulations to Helen Ford

Congratulations to Helen Ford, who has become an Honorary Member of the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing.

Helen is pictured at the 2015 SOBHD AGM with Vice President Linda Rankin, President Shendl Russell and Chairman Christine Lacey MBE.

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Mrs Idell Hill

The SOBHD is saddened to hear that Mrs Dell Hill of Edmonton, Alberta passed away on November 25th, 2015. The following is a tribute from Miss Nancy Hays.

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Anne McKay

The SOBHD are saddened at the loss of one of our former members of the Judges’ panel Anne McKay, who passed away on Wednesday 29th July 2015. The funeral will take place on Friday 7th August 2015 at 10.45am at Daldowie

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Plan for success with sportscotland

The sportscotland institute of sport has launched a brand new film about talent: How can a pen & paper make you a better athlete?

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Jennifer Lindsay

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jennifer Lindsay on 23rd February 2015. The SOBHD would like to convey our heartfelt sadness to Jennifer’s family and our thoughts and prayers are with them at

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