THE Roxburgh, Selkirk & Peebles Scottish Country Dance Club has been awarded £300 from the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.

And they plan to invite past and present members to a ‘Spring Fling’ at the Conservative Club in Selkirk on May 6.

Stuart Anderson has already been booked to play the accordion at the event which will run from 7pm to 10pm.

Margaret Pritchard, who has taught children to dance in Selkirk for 46 years, said: “I am planning to send out invitations but wanted the get the word out and attract as many past members as possible. I’ve already had one woman who now stays in London saying that she will be there which is lovely.

“Country dancing is all about the three ‘F’s, Fitness, Fun and Friendship and it’s good for the brain.

“We recently had an open night run by the Selkirk adult class which took place in the Victoria Hall in Selkirk and the children’s class were invited to attend.

“They had an amazing night and danced all their dances to a live band Stuart Anderson on accordion and Judith Linton on the fiddle.

“It starts at 7pm and ends at 10pm and will involve a night of ceilidh and set dances to a live musician. There will also be a buffet and I’m hoping to arrange a disco for the children.”