We’ve been planning and looking forward to our Diamond Jubilee Dance all year, and the day finally arrived and what a fantastic time we had!
It was lovely to welcome over 70 dancers from around our region to join us and dance to the uplifting music of George Meikle and the Lothian Band, which was a real treat. There were even several people present who had been associated with the Branch from the inauguration. It was an extremely enjoyable night amongst friends – dancing popular dances, with lots of smiling faces, and an excellent Bring and Share supper.
We were very honoured to be joined by Andrew Kellett, the Chairman of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society which was very special and very much appreciated. With nearly 160 branches of the Society worldwide it was an honour indeed! Andrew helped our Chairman, Elizabeth Gull, to cut the cake, decorated with the branch logo and he also proposed a toast to the Branch at the supper. It was all very inspiring.
Everyone present was presented with a specially commissioned commemorative mug organised by Jimmy Livingston. Margaret Livingston had compiled a wonderful display of archive photos and memorabilia going back over the 60 years, which created a lot of interest during the evening.
It was certainly a night to remember and we all had a very jolly time!
The photos of the evening were taken by David Page.