The first dance competition of 2019 was an ‘unforgettable experience’ for young dancers, according to some of their supporters.

The Mackinnon Festival, hosted by Sharon Mackinnon School of Highland Dancing and held at the Nicolson Institute on Saturday (March 2nd), attracted a huge number of dancers, both newcomers and experienced competitors.

Trophies and medals were handed out in all classes – all the overall trophy winners are pictured above. (Photo: Sharon Mackinnon School of Highland Dancing).

Members of the Tanya Horne School of Highland Dancing were among the furthest travellers, coming from Halkirk to be part of the day. Tanya said: “Stornoway you were a pleasure... Thank you all for making our first island competition an unforgettable experience.”

Sharon said: “A massive thank you to everyone who came along to our Festival today. Was great to see so many of you there and to see all the dancers enjoying themselves at the first local comp of 2019. Huge well done to everyone!”

Picture below also shows members of the Tanya Horne school at Stornoway ferry terminal (Tanya Horne).