The Atholl Clasp

The Atholl Clasp

Malcolm

Here is the line drawing which Malcolm did of the clasp

Six Atholl Clasp Winners

Six Atholl Clasp winners present at the 2013 SOBHD AGM:
L to R: Irene McKechnie, Sheena McDonald, Celia Orr, Billy Forsyth, Sandra Bald-Jones, Wilma Tolmie

Atholl Clasp

Also at the Millennium Champions Challenge in 2000, Miss Jessie Stewart, a founder member of the SOBHD, became the first recipient of the Atholl Clasp. The last remaining founder members Miss Cissie Tucker and Miss Mary Lindsay, although not present at Blair Castle also received an Atholl Clasp. The Atholl Dancing Association wanted the memory of this friendly event to live on through the presentation of "The Atholl Clasp".

To our delight the Board agreed and for the last 17 years, the award has been presented annually to people within the dancing community who have served their sport extremely well. All the recipients have given their lives to Highland Dancing.

Nominations are given to the Board each year and the Office-Bearers select the recipient.

A video/DVD was made of the 2000 event, the sales of which managed to fund the Clasp for several years. The Clasp is still made by Malcolm Appleby but is now funded by the Atholl Dancing Association.

Past recipients of the Award.

Jessie Clasp Winners 2000
2000 Jessie Stewart-Haggarty MBE

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Evelyn Clasp Winners 2001
2001 Evelyn McLaren

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Margaret Clasp Winners 2002
2002 Margaret Todd

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Marjory Clasp Winners 2003
2003 Marjory Rowan

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Adeline Clasp Winners 2004
2004 Adeline Duncan

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Jean Clasp Winners 2005
2005 Jean Ritchie

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2006 Heather Jolley

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Sheena Clasp Winners 2007
2007 Sheena McDonald

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Wilma Tolmie Clasp Winners 2008
2008 Wilma Tolmie

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Billy Clasp Winners 2009
2009 Billy Forsyth MBE

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Sandra Clasp Winners 2010
2010 Sandra Bald-Jones

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Iain Clasp Winners 2011
2011 Iain C Macdonald

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Irene Clasp Winners 2012
2012 Irene McKechnie

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Celia Clasp Winners 2013
2013 Celia Orr

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Frances Clasp Winners 2014
2014 Frances Paterson

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Shendl Clasp Winners 2015
2015 Shendl Russell

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Elizabeth Clasp Winners 2016
2016 Elizabeth McLauchlan

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Betty Clasp Winners 2017
2017 Betty Sutherland

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Christine Clasp Winners 2018
2018 Christine Aitken

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