Highland Dance, the Story and Demonstration

  • Posted on: 6 June 2016
  • By: dimwolf

Arrive - Meet the team; enjoy refreshments and homemade treats.

The party will then move to the Conservatory overlooking the lawns and where you will experience the charm and engage in learning all about our Scottish culture.A presentation on the creation and development of the Highland dance with Fiona Henderson, one of Scotland’s leading dance schools based locally. Highland dancing is a style of competitive solo dancing developed in the Scottish Highlands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the context of competitions at public events such as the Highland games, where it is often performed to the accompaniment of Highland bagpipe music. It is now seen at nearly every modern-day Highland games event. Highland dancers wear specialized outfits and shoes called ghillies.

Highland dance is its own sport, with millions of dancers competing across the planet. You will get to enjoy the demonstrations, learn about the techniques and history as well as being able to also try your hand at it if you wish!

- Move to Restaurant or Lounge and enjoy a special Cringletie Lunch / Scottish afternoon tea presented by the Chef & Maître d’

After the delicious break the party are free to enjoy a game of croquet, pitch & putt, explore the 400 year old walled garden. Wander through the grounds of this truly beautiful example of a Scottish baronial mansion providing the charm of history and immersing your senses in making lasting memories.