2023 RSOBHD Atholl Clasp recipient – Flora Grubb

Pictured is Julie Thomas, President of Australian Board of Highland Dancing, accepting the Atholl Clasp on behalf of Flora. The Clasp was presented by Jane Kennedy, member of the Atholl Dancing Association who sponsor the Clasp along with RSOBHD Chairman Christine Lacey MBE and Jean Swanston RSOBHD Vice-President. Jean was involved in the inception of … Read more

Maree Allen OAM

The Highland dancing fraternity will be delighted to hear that Maree was awarded the Order of Australia medal on Australia Day, 26th January 2013, for her service to Highland dancing as a teacher, judge and administrator. Having at all times served with dedication, commitment and integrity upon countless Highland dancing committees over many, many years, … Read more

Dance Teachers celebrate their Milestones

Congratulations to May Hughes who recently celebrated 60 years of teaching, Ritchie Gibson who celebrated 50 years of teaching and Celia Orr who recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of her dance school. All three teachers were presented with certificates at the January meeting of the SOBHD.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has requested the support of the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing in selecting a successor to Billy Forsyth MBE for the position of Dance Director. Billy is now looking to take on a Patron’s role following the 2013 season. For full information and details of how to apply click here.

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