This afternoon I presented Mrs Clayre Evans A.U.K.U. with her certificate from the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers, Highland Associate Exam.
Clayre is a member of Magherafelt Highland and Country Dancing Group where she received her training and she is the first person from the Mid-Ulster area to receive this certificate. Financial assistance for the training was provided by the Ulster-Scots Agency.
At one time we were dependent on Scottish teachers coming across to Ulster to teach Scottish highland dancing but that situation has changed and we now have our own local teachers.
Congratulations to Clayre and all those associated with the Magherafelt group.