Highland dancing judges panel for Cowal 2017 - Cowal Highland Gathering
25th - 27th August 2022


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Highland dancing judges panel for Cowal 2017

Some of the world’s most respected Highland Dancing experts are preparing to head to Dunoon to judge the world’s best Highland Dancers at this year’s Cowal Highland Gathering (CHG).

Once again we have a stellar line-up with the adjudication panel coming from Scotland, England, the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia.

The 12-strong team will oversee the most important events in the global Highland Dancing calendar – the Scottish National Highland Dancing Championships (on the Thursday), the Scottish Championship and the qualifiers for the World Highland Dancing Championship (Friday) and the final of the World Highland Dancing Championship (Saturday).

Cowal Highland Gathering chair Ronnie Cairns said: “We are delighted to announce the adjudication panel, which boasts 12 individuals with the necessary expertise and experience to judge the world’s greatest Highland Dancing championship.

“The dancers currently training for Cowal Highland Gathering have a huge challenge ahead. Not only are they up against the finest competition in the world, but they’re also dancing in front of the most discerning audience in the world.

“We’re very grateful to the various dancing organisations who have helped us in the adjudication panel selection process, and we look forward to another Highland Dancing extravaganza when the 2017 Gathering kicks off on August 24.

” The judges for this year are:
• Eileen Graham (Scotland)
• Lynne Lawrence (Scotland)
• Lena Anne MacDonald (Scotland)
• Mary Neill (Scotland)
• Anne Stirton (Scotland)
• Marilyn Halliday (England)
• Christine Shield (Australia)
• Kathleen Drummond (USA)
• Mary Munro (Canada)
• Victoria Anderson (Tori) (USA)
• Ann Milne (Canada)
• Beverley Leahy (Drennan) (South Africa)

For biographies of the individual judges, please visit http://www.cowalgathering.com/competitors/highland-dancing/judges/

This year’s Cowal Highland Gathering runs from Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 August. For more information about the event or to buy tickets, please visit the Gathering’s website at www.cowalgathering.com or contact the event office by emailing info@cowalgathering.com or phoning 01369 703206.