Cowal Highland Gathering is host to the Scottish and World Highland Dancing Championships – the most important events in the highland dancing calendar. As a competitor you’ll be pitched against the finest dancers and perform in front of what’s possibly the most discerning dancing audience anywhere in the world. Are you aiming for the Cowal Gold Medal?
The dancing gets underway on Thursday with the Scottish National Highland Dancing Championship. Friday sees dancers from the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa join the Scots to compete in the Scottish Championship and the qualifiers for the World Highland Dancing Championship. And on Saturday it’s the finals of the World Championship.
We also hold competitions to encourage local, emerging highland dancing talent. If you’re a younger dancer at the start of your career, it’s a great opportunity to experience this great event and dance in front of the experts.Highland Dancing Photos 2016http://ronniecairns.instaproofs.com/store/
The dancing competitions at the Cowal Gathering kick off on the Thursday of the event with the Scottish National Highland Dancing Championships. This event is open to premier class dancers from throughout Scotland. As such it attracts the very best of our own home grown dancers to compete.
The Friday sees the international dancers arriving to compete in the Scottish (open) Highland Dancing Championships and the qualifiers for the World Championships.
Dancers from Canada, The United States, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa travel to Cowal to compete for the ultimate prize in the dancing calendar.
The finals of the World Highland Dancing Championships take place on the Saturday afternoon and see the 60 top dancers from across the world compete to be crowned World Champion.
The Saturday is also host to two local (confined) competitions including one which is specifically for the youngest dancers just setting out on their dancing career.
No Information is available at present.
We are very grateful to the various dancing organisations who have aided us greatly in the selection process, these are:
A.B.H.D I. - Australia
ScotDance Canada - Canada
F.U.S.T.A - U.S.A
B.A.T.D. - U.K.
S.D.T.A - Scotland
U.K.A. - U.K.
The 2017 Highland Dancing Judging Panel will be confirmed here soon.