2017 World Champions

Many congratulations to our 2017 World Champions: Ellie Dalrymple, Tranent – World Juvenile Champion, Erin Blair, California – World Junior Champion, and Rebecca Thow, Alberta – World Adult Champion

Photograph courtesy of Ronnie Cairns.

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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 Dunoon on Tuesday 22nd August from 11am to 3pm approx.

Dancers must be Premier (not champions) or Intermediate standard. Novice dancers will be acceptable if they are of a reasonable height. Dancers should be between the age of 10 and 15 years.

Dancers must be be prepared to dance the following dances:

Highland Fling (6 steps); Sword Dance (2 slow & 1 quick; Seann Triubhas (3 slow & 1 quick); Strathspey & Highland Reel (2 and 2); Half Reel of Tulloch

If you wish to participate please email admin@sobhd.net. Please note that you must have your teacher’s permission to participate.

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Mrs Mary Pattinson

The SOBHD are saddened to hear of the loss of Mrs Mary Pattinson who passed away on Thursday 15th June 2017.

Mrs Pattinson’s funeral will be held on Tuesday 27th June at 10am in Church of the Sacred Hearts, 17 Harbour Street, Girvan KA26 9AJ.

Our thoughts are with Mrs Pattinson’s family at this time.

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Jean Remenda

The SOBHD are saddened to hear of the loss of Jean Remenda, a former member of the SOBHD Judges’ panel, who passed away on Saturday 1st April 2017 in Port Moody, British Columbia.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Vancouver at an appropriate time.

Our thoughts are with Jean’s family at this time.

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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.

Make sure you are up to date with this latest 2017 edition of the Rules and Recommendations as laid down by the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing.

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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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