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Harris hosts Highland Dancers from north and south for first post-Covid competition

From Harris Highland Dancing Society

Harris hosted its first Highland Dancing Competition since 2019 at Sir E Scott School in Tarbert on Saturday.

The event was a great success, with over 80 dancers attending from around Harris, and from Lewis and Uist. They were treated to a lovely café serving breakfast, lunch and home baking, and a packed programme from competitors aged from five to seventeen, performing dances including the Sword Dance, the Highland Fling and the Sailor’s


The day wasn’t without challenges, as the weather saw the judges’

original flights cancelled, but they managed to travel to Glasgow and arrived in time for the competition.

This was the first time competing for many of our Harris dancers and we were delighted to see them all get placed and presented with a medal on the day.

The Harris dancers all attend Claire Wilson School of Dance. We are grateful for all her support and wish her the best as she starts her maternity leave.

As well as lots of trophies heading away to Uist and Lewis, there were worthy winners in Harris.

John Morrison Trophy for Overall Harris Beginners: Miryam Mocanu

Sport World Trophy for Overall Harris Novice: Abigail Gillies

Hotel Hebrides Trophy for Overall Harris Intermediate: Fiona Langley

Linda MacDonald Memorial Shield – Overall Harris: Abigail Gillies

Thanks are due to the judges Claire Bryce and Alison Gordon, to Pipe Major Allan MacDonald, along with Innes Begg, who was piping at his first competition.Thanks also to all the Harris Highland Dancing Society committee and volunteers on the day, including our scrutineers who did a great job logging all the results, and to the spectators who came along to cheer on all the dancers.

We look forward to seeing you for our next competition in March 2025


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