Scottish Highland Dancing Competitions

Scottish Highland Dancing Competitions

Saturday 7th July 2018 / Doors 10:30am

Minnigaff Playing Field, Kirroughtree Avenue
Minnigaff DG8 6PF

Tickets: £2.00 (Full) / £Free (Concession)

Welcome to Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival's first ever official Scottish Highland dancing competition which takes place on Saturday 7th July 2018 from 10:30am - 4:30pm at Minnigaff Park, Minnigaff, Newton Stewart.

The Primary, Beginners and Novice sections begin at 10:30am with the Intermediate and Premier sections starting at 1:30pm.

There will be 11 different dances, across all sections, accompanied by live traditional Scottish bagpipes from acclaimed Scottish piper Andrew McCowan and all under the watchful eye of Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing (SOBHD) judges.

It's a terrific opportunity for dancers from Dumfries & Galloway to compete at a home competition, demonstrating and celebrating the wonderful local talent that we have and we would like to wish them all well as they compete against some of the best in the UK.

Dancers will compete on stage in the dance marquee which will be open on three sides to allow easy spectating whilst providing cover should the weather not be kind to us!

As well as the dance marquee, pipes and dancers there will be catering available on site along with stalls and bouncy castles to keep everyone entertained.


Minnigaff Playing Field

Kirroughtree Avenue

Minnigaff Playing Field is located just north of the B7079 New Galloway Road which runs from the A712 and A75, to the West, over the Creebridge to meet the A714 which runs directly, north/south, through Newton Stewart.

Sponsorship support from:
  • Belhaven Brewery Logo
  • Merrick Real Estate
  • Creebridge House Hotel
  • Baillie Gifford Logo

6th annual music festival

The 6th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival will take place over 12th-14th July 2019 and, after another outstanding programme of events in 2018 which saw us hosting Scottish Highland Dancing competitions and, as ever, some of the biggest names in traditional music, it looks set to be another packed programme and is really living up to it's reputation as one of the best rural arts festivals in Dumfries & Galloway.

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