Vital funding for Highland dance school

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Financing trips to competitions is always a headache for any Campbeltown organisation – everywhere is a long way away from here.

The venues can be far afield and that has been the case for the students of the James McCorkindale School of Dancing; they have recently been invited to the North American Highland Dance Championship in Las Vegas in July and have just taken part in the Forth Bridges competition in Dunfermline.

For more than 40 years the James McCorkindale School of Dancing has been teaching young people in Kintyre Highland dancing and today the school has more than 40 dancers.

The Tangy wind farm project team has helped out; while friends and family are constantly fundraising within the local community for the school, the Tangy project team thought that some additional funding would help to ensure the competitions could be attended by as many members as possible.

James said: ‘It’s so important to ensure that every member of our dance group has the opportunity to compete in one of these wonderful competitions, so it was great to hear that SSE Renewables was happy to help support us.

‘Competitions like the North American Highland Dance Championships and the Forth Bridges Competition are amazing experiences for the school and we are so grateful to all of our local supporters and projects like SSE Renewables’ Tangy wind farm for their help raising some much-needed funds.’