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Happy 90th Birthday Jean Ritchie

Christine Lacey, Chairman of the SOBHD visited Jean Ritchie after the July Board Meeting with flowers and a card signed by the members to celebrate her 90th Birthday. In the picture with Jean is Jeanette Lacey and Nancy Haggarty-Gibbons.

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Dancers perform at The Scottish Parliament

32 dancers from the SOBHD performed at the celebration for Prince William’s Investitude at the Order of the Thistle of St Giles in Edinburgh on Thursday 5th July. The dancers put on a fantastic show both in a parade down

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Limited Availability for AGM Rooms

Rooms at the Edinburgh Marriott for the SOBHD AGM and Oscar Dinner on 17th November 2012 are booking up quickly. The hotel have kindly increased our allocation of rooms for November 17th so, if you have not yet booked, we

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Civic Reception held for Irene McKechnie

Irene McKechnie recently received a Civic Reception from Falkirk Council at their City Chambers plus an award to celebrate her 50 years of teaching in her Area. Irene is pictured with those in attendance and speeches were given by The

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The first Moscow Highland Dance Competition

The Russian Dance Group are holding the very first Moscow Highland Dance competition, on 21st July 2012. A choreography competition will also be held on the same day. The competition will be held under SOBHD rules. For full details please

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Sword Dance Off as a Tribute to Mrs J Haggarty MBE

The BATD City of Glasgow championship is introducing a dance off for an overall award at this year’s Championship event. This is to pay tribute to Mrs Jessie Stewart Haggarty MBE.

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In Loving Memory of Julie Appleton-Seymour, New Zealand

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the death of Julie Appleton-Seymour from Waipukurau, New Zealand on Thursday 16th February 2012. Julie was a well-known and popular Dance Teacher, Competition Organiser and member of ScotDance New Zealand.

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In Loving Memory of Betty Jessiman, Huntly, Scotland

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the death of Betty Jessiman from Huntly, Scotland. Betty founded the Jessiman Dance School in 1951.  Betty was born in 1921, one of six children. She started dancing at the

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2012 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

There will be a number of vacancies for dancers in the Royal Edinburgh Tattoo Highland Ceilidh Dancers team for the 2012 season. For full details please see the attached application form.

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Iain Macdonald, 2011 Atholl Clasp Recipient

Congratulations to Iain Macdonald who has been awarded the 2011 Atholl Clasp. Iain MacDonald is one of the most versatile people we have in Highland Dancing, he is also known for his good sense of humour and positive manner. I

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