RSCDSの人々​​​​​​​

The Society's office-bearers and current office staff are listed below. To get in touch with an office-bearer, please email info@rscds.org and we will be happy to provide you with contact information. Current office staff, with areas of responsibility and email addresses, are provided below.

Lorna Ogilvie

Chairman

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As Chairman I bring experience and commitment to lead the Society towards its Centenary in 2023. Reinvigorating dancers to share fun and friendship, on the return to the dance floor, is a priority.

William Williamson

Chairman-elect

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As Chairman Elect, I aim to achieve a welcoming, inclusive and relevant organisation for the 21st Century as the Society approaches its Centenary.

Jean Martin

President

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Jean has been a committed member of the Society for over 40 years. Her contribution to the Society has been significant and far-reaching; at branch, national, and international levels. She has taught at Summer and Winter Schools as well as day and weekend schools around the world.

Bill Cant

Treasurer

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As Treasurer of the RSCDS, I lead FGAP and am responsible for looking after the finances of the Society. I am also an active member of the Dundee Branch

Peter Knapman

Convenor of MS Committee

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I have been a member of both Glasgow and London Branch committees. I am a certified RSCDS teacher and have been teaching for over 30 years. I also have an extensive knowledge of Scottish music and have played for classes.

Anne Taylor

Convenor of E&T Committee

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I am committed to the RSCDS and in particular to the E&T aspects. I would like to help to bring good communication and relationships with organisations to promote further training in music and dance.

Joana Stausberg

Convenor of YS Committee

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I want to collect ideas and connect dancers to promote SCD to young dancers, and keep it alive and kicking. I’m especially interested in supporting family activities and encouraging young dancers to travel.

Roy Bain

Member

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I would like to assist the Society in continuing its efforts to promote Scotland’s culture of Dance and Music across all age ranges.

Gary Coull

Member

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I believe that my passion for, and knowledge of, Scottish country dancing, my professional skills and experience, understanding of Scottish legislative affairs and my desire to ensure ordinary members are listened to, would be of benefit to the RSCDS and Scottish country dancing in general.

Neil Copland

Member

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I previously spent 2 elected terms on the Board (2006-2009 and 2011-2014) and through my previous membership of the Finance & Governance Advisory Panel (from 2008-2018), I have extensive knowledge of how the RSCDS operates.

Trevor Clarke

Member

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I have 12 years active involvement in Scottish Country Dancing in the NW Craven area. Having served a previous term on the Board, I believe I can make a positive contribution to the Society that will ensure its growth and development.

Fiona Grant

Member

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I grew up with Scottish music in Aberdeen and danced as a student in Edinburgh, gaining my SCD teaching certificate. I am keen to help enable us all to continue to participate in what I believe to be one of the most creative, energetic and sociable recreational activities ever invented!

David Macdonald

Member

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I believe I have the right experience and qualifications to help face the challenge of the pandemic: I spent my career organising and leading geological expeditions to remote parts of the world in circumstance where the unexpected is the norm and you learn to manage crises.

Jane Meikle

Member

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Having regularly attended and supported events since joining the RSCDS in 1982 and also having held the positions of Chairman of Dumfries Branch and Secretary of Teachers’ Association Scotland, the knowledge and experience I’ve gained should help me contribute effectively to the Management Board.

Joan Nesbitt

Member

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During 4 years with the International Branch I travelled and attended events throughout Scotland and Europe, experiencing first hand the interest and enthusiasm in SCD in the UK and around the world. I’m keen to continue my involvement in SCD and play a part in the future of the RSCDS.

Katherine Butler

Graphic Design & Media Officer

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As the office Creative, I work closely with all members of the team (as well as Branches and Groups) to create engaging artwork that promotes Scottish Country Dance worldwide. I’m passionate about evolving and modernising our brand through digital, print and product development.

Cécile Hascoët

Publication, Retail & Membership Officer

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I started my working career as a bookseller and then as a publishing assistant. I now enjoy my role here in retail and membership services. I manage the RSCDS shop, but also assist the Membership Services Committee and the Editorial team in their various projects. I also process Branch awards and membership renewals.

Clare MacGregor

Office Manager

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My role as the Office Manager is to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the RSCDS Office. Reporting to the Chairman and Board, I lead the staff in providing a high level of service to RSCDS members and Branches.

Sandra Parish

Finance Manager

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I am an ACCA affiliate, currently working towards becoming a Certified Accountant. As part of my diverse role I look after the day-to-day finances at the RSCDS, from dealing directly with suppliers, to the preparation and analysis of budgets and quarterly Management Accounts. I also administer funding applications for JMMF and the Development Fund.

Moira Thomson

Events Manager

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I am responsible for RSCDS event management including Summer School, Winter School, AGM and Spring Fling. I also currently support the Education and Training Committee.

Lyndsay Walker

Marketing Officer

Ewan Watt

Ewan Watt

Interim Director of Marketing

Alan Macpherson

Honorary Archivist

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Alan Macpherson volunteers as the Honorary Archivist for the RSCDS.

Katie Haigh

Child Wellbeing & Protection Officer

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Katie Haigh volunteers as the RSCDS Child Wellbeing & Protection Officer. In her professional life she is a primary school teacher who has regular up to date training and experience in Child Wellbeing and Protection.

Education & Training Committee

Anne Taylor

Convenor & Schools Director

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I am committed to the RSCDS and in particular to the E&T aspects. I would like to help to bring good communication and relationships with organisations to promote further training in music and dance.

Sue Porter

Member

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I will bring my teaching, people management and administration skills to help build a welcoming, forward looking and dynamic society for all to enjoy.

Deb Lees

Member

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I have previously been a member of the Education and Training Committee and I would like to build on that experience and play a part in the continuing development of the Society.

Muriel Bone

Member

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I wish to contribute to the Society by working to ensure we have teachers with relevant skills for enthusing both competitive and social dancers.

Deirdre MacCuish Bark

Member

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I have been a member of the RSCDS Toronto Branch for 40 years and an RSCDS teacher for over 20 of these. I am interested in all aspects of Education and Training to keep Scottish Country Dance alive, well and fun for future generations of dancers.

Mervyn Short

Member

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I have been dancing for over 40 years and am a member of BHS Border Branch where I teach weekly classes. I also teach at Day and Weekend Schools all over the world, and deliver training for the Teaching Certificate. I'm passionate about promoting Scottish country dancing and the RSCDS.

Anne Robertson

Member

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I hope that my experience in education and in other areas of adult training can be useful to our E&T development as we train and support those involved in the widest range of teaching situations.

Oluf Olufsen

Member

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With 46 years of SCD experience, from dancing socially as well as in competition/demonstration teams and teaching a weekly mixed class for many years, I am an active member of TAS (Teachers’ Association of Scotland).

Rachel Shankland

Member

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I have considerable experience within the RSCDS. I was Summer School Depute Director 2017-18, have helped organise two Spring Flings and have served on Youth Services. I am currently part of the Scottish Schools and Scottish Step working groups and am also an RSCDS Tutor.

Membership Services Committee

Peter Knapman

Convenor

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I have been a member of both Glasgow and London Branch committees. I am a certified RSCDS teacher and have been teaching for over 30 years. I also have an extensive knowledge of Scottish music and have played for classes.

Luke Brady

Music Director

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A Dance Band Leader and Scottish Music Performer for over 20 years, I have also been a dedicated and active member of the RSCDS organisation at both Local and International level for over 15 years.

Angela Young

Convenor Elect

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Since becoming an RSCDS member, I have aimed to use my skills to fulfil Society objectives and feel that extensive SCD experience alongside professional knowledge give me the ideal credentials for this position.

Alan Ross

Member

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A member of the RSCDS for over 20 years and a musician/bandleader with over 40 years' experience of playing all over the world for Scottish Country Dancing, including Summer School.

Keith Rose

Member

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I started dancing in the 1970s and for very many years I have served on the local committee in Bedford where I also run a weekly class. I have retired from computer programming and now spend much of my time drawing dance diagrams.

Ainslie Dunnett

Member

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I have been a member of the RSCDS for 12 years, 6 as a qualified teacher, teaching classes and workshops in Cumbria. I have experience on Branch committees in Dumfries and North West Craven. I would like dancers everywhere to be able to have as much fun dancing as I do!
Maureen Daniel

Maureen Daniel

Member

Julie Grainger

Julie Grainger

Member

Youth Services Committee

Joana Stausberg

Convenor

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I want to collect ideas and connect dancers to promote SCD to young dancers, and keep it alive and kicking. I’m especially interested in supporting family activities and encouraging young dancers to travel.

Moira Korus

Member

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I am currently a member of the Toronto Branch and a qualified teacher. I feel that I will bring to this committee, good organization and planning skills and attention to detail as well as a passion for and commitment to young people dancing.

Aymeric Fromherz

Member

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I started dancing in Lyon when I was 15. As I quickly became involved in dancing events, both as a dancer and as a pianist, I appreciated meeting other young enthusiastic dancers, and would like to now help attract new people to the RSCDS.

Malin Altenmüller

Member

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I'm currently dancing in Glasgow but also enjoy travelling to SCD events abroad. The young dancers community is very welcoming and full of energy; I would like to encourage and support young dancers to join us!

Philippa McKee

Member

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I have been Scottish Country Dancing for 30 years. I served on the Interim YSC in 2011 and am an active member of the Mid Argyll Branch. I am passionate about dance and its part in Scottish Culture and wanted to become more involved in the Society as I feel I have a contribution to make.

Abigail Brown

Member

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I am a fourth generation dancer, and have been dancing my entire life. Over the years, the Youth Services Committee has significantly impacted the experience children have with SCD and, having recently graduated myself, I would like us to build better links with university and college students.

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