Jessie Stuart

Jessie Stuart awarded BEM

The Queen’s New Year Honours list recognise the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.

In this year’s list appears the name of someone well-known in the traditional dance community.

Jessie Stuart was awarded the British Empire Medal for her services to Scottish Country Dancing and Old Time Dancing. Congratulations Jessie.

Jessie has just retired from teaching dancing at Dufftown Dance Club, but we’re sure she hasn’t hung-up her dancing shoes. We certainly hope not!