The Margaret Rose School of Dance was founded in 1972 by Mrs Margaret MacInnes. It is based in the town of Helensburgh on the West Coast of Scotland, a few miles from Loch Lomond and close to the city of Glasgow. The group is one of the biggest and best known Scottish dances schools both locally and internationally. The group has danced all over the world, performing in Russia 7 times and France 8 times throughout its history. The Margaret Rose school of Dancing represented Scotland in the last two World Folkloriadas in Hungary and Japan, and has participated in over 30 CIOFF International Folklore festivals worldwide including, Malaysia, Indonesia, Venezuela, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Brazil, Poland Egypt, Greece and many more. The school has also performed in Disney’s Magic Kingdom and the Epcot Centre in Florida, and represented Scotland in London’s Millennium Dome St. Andrew’s Day celebrations. In 2007 the dancers travelled to Barcelona and Sardinia to dance in their local festival. They also had an audience with his holiness Pope Benedict and danced with the city pipe band at the Coliseum. In 2008 the girls danced at the Hawaii Highland Games and also represented Scotland at n International Folklore Festival in Chambly, France.v
We do an annual trip to the Hawaii Highland games and are very proud to take a few dancers who have never had a passport before as they will have amazing memories of their first flight .
We have been to Scotdance Canada in 2015 and 2017 and are fund raising to go to Calgary in 2018 for Scotdance Canada .
9 year old Eilidh Gammons now has 35 championship titles including Cowal champion in the 8 years section when she was 7 and also when she was 8
eiludh is also the 12 and under Argyllshire champion ,her sister Catriona is the 15 years Argyll champion and Rhiannon Charles is the Adult Argyllshire champion .
they all won these titles in 2016 .
Eilidh has continued her Success in 2017 winning the Scotdance Canada championship in Prince Edward Island also championship all over Scotland and also in England
The Margaret Rose school has many pupils who do not compete but come to class to gain confidence and dance in the two school shows a year and also at many charity events in the Town .