Dance society scoops bursary

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The Harris Highland Dancing Society is one of 40 lucky recipients of a £500 Go For It Scotland! bursary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) in partnership with sportscotland.

The group has been running for over nine years, and has been extremely successful at various competitions during this time.

The society helps the dancers be aware of their heritage and culture while giving them a disciplined form of exercise.

The Go For It Scotland! bursary will be used to fund additional workshops as well as travel to competitions.

Agnes Morrison of the Harris Highland Dancing Society said, “It is extremely beneficial to our members to compete against different dancers and in different surroundings. Living on an island does make this more difficult due to the high travel and accommodation costs involved so the bursary will make a huge difference to the dancers who wish to compete further afield.”

Jennifer Robertson, Quality Meat Scotland’s health and education co-ordinator said: “Since its launch in 2012, the Go For It Scotland! bursary has enabled over 1000 individuals and clubs across Scotland to be better equipped and has further increased the opportunities for local communities to be physically

“Working in partnership with sportscotland, the bursary programme is a terrific extension to our other health and education initiatives that encourage a better understanding of the importance of a healthy diet and the role played in that by Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork.”

Stewart Harris, Chief Executive of sportscotland, commented: “Our partnership with Quality Meat Scotland has benefited a number of excellent projects throughout the country.

“With 2014 set to be a momentous year for Scottish sport, congratulations to the Harris Highland Dancing Society and all of the recipients of a 2013-2014 Go For It Scotland! bursary.”