Members’ Scottish Connections

Liz Hands: Songs of Scotland, a tartan skirt …
Maureen Sullivan: Remembering Isla and Eric Norris
Wendy Donald: Glasgow and Clan Donald
Sandra Macdonald: A tartan skirt
Pat Reesby: Choosing the Boyd tartan
Loralee Hyde: Lorimer, Anderson, Lennie
Kristin Downey: Macdonald, Macfarlane, McNeill and Stewart

Liz Hands: Songs of Scotland, a tartan skirt …

When Liz started Scottish Country Dancing in 2016, it brought back a lot of memories of sitting at the piano playing tunes from her grandmother’s Scottish song book. See more of Liz’s memories

Maureen Sullivan: Remembering Isla and Eric Norris

Isla and Eric were the first Life Members of Johnsonville Club. Find out what Maureen has to say about them as neighbours and the Locharron green modern Macdonald of the Isles tartan sash which she wears as a memento

Wendy Donald: Glasgow and Clan Donald

Read about Wendy’s dramatic experience in Glasgow, the gift of her clan crest and how she came to choose the Anderson Modern tartan for her sash

Sandra Macdonald: A tartan skirt

Sandra shares her tartan story – how her mother decided to sew an adult size Macdonald tartan skirt for herself and then turned it into a skirt for a five year old Sandra. Find out more about her tartan skirt

Pat Reesby: Choosing the Boyd tartan

Pat shares her Scottish Country Dancing journey – how she started dancing, what brought her to Johnsonville Club and why she chose the Boyd tartan for her sash. See what she says here

Loralee Hyde: Lorimer, Anderson, Lennie

Soon after Loralee started Scottish Country Dancing in 1974, she thumbed through books of tartans trying to locate a clan connection so she could get a tartan sash to wear. No luck then, but she has now discovered her Scottish clan connections

Kristin Downey: Macdonald, Macfarlane, McNeill and Stewart

You may have noticed that Kristin and Rod both wear the same tartan (Macdonald Dress Modern) in their sash and kilt respectively. Kristin has Scottish heritage through her father Ian (Mac) Macdonald. See more about Kristin’s Scottish connections

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