Cowal Highland Gathering Competitors Thursday 29 - Saturday 31 August 2024 Dunoon Stadium

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Dancing Competition Entry

Info for Entry Forms

Thank you for your interest in the Dancing Competitions. More detail on the specific competition is available on the Info button next to each category.

Entries close on the 1st July 2024. No late entries can be accepted after this date for any reason. Once the entries have closed a random draw, overseen by the RSOBHD, will be carried out and your competitor number will then be issued. Thank you again for entering and we look forward to seeing you in August.

  • When completing the form The customer details on the first page should be those of the cardholder.
  • The dancer's name, date of birth, age and RSOBHD number should be entered on the second page of the entry form where they are asked for.
  • The Scottish Open, Scottish National and World Highland Dancing Championships are open to any R.S.O.B.H.D. registered premier dancer.
  • Non Premier dancers can enter events 8 & 9 and A & B in the Scottish Championships and Scottish National Championships but they must move to Premier, and we must receive their Premier Number by the 31st July at the latest to be able to compete.
  • Please note only entries with a UK address will have their competitor number posted. Any Overseas dancer who does not have access to a UK address can collect their competitor number/s in person from the Cowal Gathering office the week of the Gathering.
  • Please enter a shipping address only if the competitor number is to be sent to an address different to the home address.
  • Please complete a different form for each dancer. Do not try and enter multiple dancers on one form.
  • Please ensure the Name on the form is the dancer's name.

Scottish Championships and World Championships.

  • Dancers aged 8 to 15 enter the relevant age category in the Scottish Championships. The top 4 dancers in events 12 and 13 and the top 6 dancers in events 14 and 15 qualify from the Scottish championships to the finals of the Juvenile World Championships on the Saturday.
  • Dancers aged 16 and 17 enter event 55 which is the qualifiers for the Junior World Championships.
  • Dancers aged 18 and over enter event 56 which is the qualifiers for the Adult World Championships.
  • The top 20 dancers in event 55 and 56 qualify to the World Finals which are on the Saturday.


Additional information can be found in the important points section of the highland dancing competitors page at

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Please ensure you enter the correct event for your age on the day of competition

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please e-mail any questions to

What's the refund policy?
Entries are non refundable.

You must have your RSOBHD card with you at the event.
Section Description Price Quantity
Thursday - Scottish Championships info   Scottish Championships Entry £21.00
Thursday - World Championships info   World Highland Dancing Championships Entry £26.00
Friday - Scottish National Championships info   Scottish National Championships Entry £21.00
Saturday - Dancing Pre-Premier Competition info   Pre-Premier Highland Dancing Entry £13.00
Saturday - Argyll Championships info   Argyllshire Championships Entry £21.00
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Solo Piping Competition Entry

*** Confined to those resident in Argyll and Bute for 6 months prior to the date of the competition
Section Description Price Quantity
Friday - Piping Competition Senior Class info   Burgh Cup*** £6.00
Friday - Piping Competition Junior Class info   Open Juvenille Piobaireachd £6.00
Friday - Piping Competition Junior Class info   Open Juvenille MSR £6.00
Friday - Piping Competition Junior Class info   Local Juvenille March *** £6.00
Friday - Piping Competition Junior Class info   Local Juvenille Strathsprey & Reel *** £6.00
Friday - Piping Competition Junior Class info   Open Novice Juvenille £6.00
Friday - Piping Competition Junior Class info   Open Juvenile Medley £6.00

Dunoon Stadium - Dunoon, PA23 7RL

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