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BATD Scottish National Book (January 2019) Edition

The BATD Scottish National Dances book (revised January 2019) is now available to buy from the online shop at a cost of £10.

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Congratulations, Sheena McDonald

Many congratulations to SOBHD Independent Member Sheena McDonald, who has been awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s New Years Honours list for services to Highland Dancing.

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2017 – 2018 UK Champion of Champions

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 SOBHD UK Champion of Champions Oscar Winners and their Teachers: Juvenile – Olivia Waddell (Teacher – Lesley Bowman); Senior –  Michelle Gordon (Teacher – Brenda Gordon);  Adult –  Candice Walker (Teacher – Sarah Hendry). Photograph courtesy of Ronnie Cairns

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Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – Tattoo Dance Company Application Form 2019

Applications for the 2019 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Dance Company are now being accepted. For further details please click on the application form below. REMT Tattoo Dance Company Application Form 2019

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Christine Aitken, 2018 Atholl Clasp Recipient

Congratulations to SOBHD Independent Member Christine Aitken, who was awarded the Atholl Clasp for 2018. Christine was presented with her award by the Atholl Dancing Association Chairman, Liz Douglas, at the 2018 SOBHD AGM. Picture with SOBHD Chairman Christine Lacey MBE, President Billy

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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Highland Dance Team 2019

Applications for the 2019 Royal Nova Scotia International Highland Dance Team are now being accepted. For further details please click on the link below. RNSIT Highland Dance Team 2019 The deadline for applications is January 13th, 2019.

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2018 World Champions

Many congratulations to our 2018 World Champions: Beret Dernbach, California – World Juvenile Champion; Michelle Gordon, Huntly – World Junior Champion; Marielle Lesperance, Nova Scotia – World Adult Champion.   Photograph courtesy of Ronnie Cairns Photography.  

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Iain Macdonald

The SOBHD are saddened to hear of the loss of Iain Macdonald, SOBHD Honorary Member, who passed away peacefully on Friday 1st June 2018. Iain was a former SOBHD adjudicator, long-standing piper for dancing who was always at the forefront for setting

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SDTA National Book 2018 Edition

The 2018 Edition of the SDTA Scottish National Dances book is now available to buy from the online shop at a cost of £10.

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Joan Murray

The SOBHD are saddened to hear of the loss of Joan Murray, a member of the SOBHD Judges’ panel, who passed away on Saturday 20th January 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Our thoughts are

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