Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Highland Dance Team 2017

Applications for the 2017 Royal Nova Scotia International Highland Dance Team are now being accepted.

For further details please click on the link below.

RNSIT Highland Dance Team 2017

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SOBHD 8th Edition Textbook – Revised Edition

The SOBHD Office Bearers are delighted to announce the launch of the revised 8th Edition Textbook.

The textbook will go on sale on Monday 12th December, 9am UK time, at a sale price of £15.  The sale will be to individuals only and are limited to one per customer. Books must be purchased via the Shop on the SOBHD website.  The sale will last for a period of two months up to a maximum of 500 books.

Suppliers who wish to purchase the book from the SOBHD can continue to do so during this time on existing terms.

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Elizabeth McLauchlan, 2016 Atholl Clasp Recipient

Congratulations to ABHDI President Elizabeth McLauchlan, who was awarded the Atholl Clasp for 2016. Elizabeth was presented with her award by the SOBHD Chairman, Christine Lacey, at the 2016 SOBHD AGM.

Picture with SOBHD Chairman Christine Lacey MBE, courtesy of Ronnie Cairns Photography.

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Lomond and Argyll Competition, Saturday 10th December, Balloch

The organiser from the Lomond and Argyll Highland Dancing Competition being held on Saturday 10th December at St Kessog’s Church Hall, Balloch, has advised the following:


Please note that due to the high level of entries received,  no more entries will be accepted after 12.00noon on Monday 5th December 2016.

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Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Highland Dancers Application Form 2017

Applications for the 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Highland Dance team are now being accepted.

For further details please click on the application form below.

REMT Dance Company Application Form 2017

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2015 – 2016 UK Champion of Champions

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 SOBHD UK Champion of Champions Oscar Winners and their Teachers:

Juvenile – Erin Blair (Teacher – Linda Armstrong) and Michelle Gordon (Teacher – Brenda Gordon); Senior –  Holly Donaldson (Teacher – Delma Wilson);  Adult –  Candice Walker (Teacher – Sarah Hendry).

Photograph courtesy of Leigh-Ann Plenderleith.

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Cecilia Orr MBE

Congratulations to Cecilia Orr who received her Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) from HRH The Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace on 11th November 2016. Cecilia was awarded her MBE on the Queens 90th Birthday honours list in 2016 for her services to Highland Dancing and charity work.


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Britain’s Got Talent 2017

Britain’s Got Talent are looking for UK based highland groups for their 2017 series.

If you are potentially interested in the show, please contact Paul Moore on 0207 691 6956 or email

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2017 “Spasskaya Tower” International Military Tattoo

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 “Spasskaya Tower” International Military Tattoo being held in Moscow, Russia.


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8th Edition Textbook DVD

A DVD of the new work and changes in the 8th Edition Textbook is now available to order via the online shop.

The DVD costs £20 plus p&p.

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