Rebecca Abbott, a dancer with the Lynella School of Highland Dancing in Kelso, won her pre-championship at the City of Glasgow Championships in Paisley. She is taught by Susan Grainger and Sharon Sim, who run the school.
Rebecca has been a runner-up 12 times – but has now finally won.
She has received financial assistance from the Rowan Bowland Trust in Galashiels and Roxburgh Sports Council, helping her to travel all over Scotland and the north of England to compete. Her next goal is Dunoon next month and the Cowal Highland Gathering which hosts the Scottish and World Highland Dancing Championships.