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Sad News

It is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of highland branch member Mr Iain Macdonald. Iain was a life member of the SDTA; a renowned teacher, piper and judge who was well-loved by all his dancing friends.

Our thoughts are with his wife Mary and his family at this time.

The funeral will take place on Tuesday 12th June at St David’s Memorial Park Church, 36 Alexandra Street, Kirkintilloch, G66 1HE at 2.30pm and thereafter at Daldowie Crematorium at 3.45pm. Please be advised that parking is limited near the church and it is recommended that Barleybank Car Park, New Lairdsland Road, Kirkintilloch, G66 1HF is used

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SDTA Privacy Notice

Our privacy notice was updated on 24 May 2018 and is available on our website:

Privacy Notice

It describes how the SDTA manages your personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and your rights. The SDTA is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Our privacy notice will be updated from time to time, so members and customers may wish to periodically review our privacy notice to ensure you are happy with any changes.

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SDTA General Meeting Cancelled

Please be advised that the SDTA General Meeting, due to be held on Sunday 4th March 2018 at 2pm, has been cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions. We appreciate that many of our members travel considerable distances to attend and we therefore wish to provide adequate notice.
The Examiners’ meeting, branch meetings and lectures, also planned for Sunday, have been cancelled. Details for rescheduling will be advised ASAP.
The SDTA office remains closed until the weather conditions improve and public transport in Glasgow is operational. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Sad News

It is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of Loree Martin Vellner.

Loree passed away peacefully while in hospital December 31, 2017.  She was a gracious, kind, compassionate and generous lady who will be missed by all she touched. Loree, a former Life Member of the SDTA and SOBHD judges’ panel,  served as ScotDance Canada’s second President, and was appointed as an Independent Member in 1998. Loree retired from her Independent Member status in 2011 and subsequently was appointed an Emeritus member of ScotDance Canada. For many years, Loree was the sole sponsor of the choreography competitions at the ScotDance Canada Championship event—a true ambassador for highland dancing within and outside of Canada.  She is survived by her husband Bob, daughter Susan and son Marty.

Our thoughts are with Loree’s family at this time.