Danc­ing queen of Cowal

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A young He­lens­burgh dancer has racked up an im­pres­sive 43-strong medal haul aged just nine. Eilidh Gam­mons added to her im­pres­sive col­lec­tion with two Scot­tish cham­pion ti­tles and the Ar­gyll­shire cham­pi­onship award at the re­cent Cowal High­land Gath­er­ing. The Her­mitage Pri­mary pupil, who trains at the Mar­garet Rose School of Dance in He­lens­burgh, also walked away the win­ner with the most points. Proud mum and dad Lynn and Kevin also watched their sec­ond daugh­ter Ca­tri­ona, 15, be­ing awarded the 15 years and un­der Ar­gyll­shire Cham­pi­onship award. They have a house adorned with medals and tro­phies. Eilidh has racked up 43 cham­pi­onship ti­tles, in­clud­ing a re­cent one at Scot­dance held in Canada. Dance teacher Mar­garet MacInnes said: “She won the ti­tles last year too so to go on and win them all again for the sec­ond year run­ning is out­stand­ing. “I am in­cred­i­bly proud of her. “She works very hard and never misses a class. She mo­ti­vates her­self and is a credit to the dance school.” Eilidh be­gan danc­ing when she was aged two and used to watch her big sis­ter Ca­tri­ona from the side­lines un­til she was old enough to take part. The dance school won 13 tro­phies at the games, with Rhi­an­non Charles walk­ing away with the adult cham­pion ti­tle. Mar­garet said:“All the dancers have re­ally ex­celled them­selves this year and we have five more events left this year to com­pete in. “We cam­paigned for many years to get our dancers el­i­gi­ble for the Ar­gyll­shire cham­pi­onships so it is a huge achieve­ment.” Any­body in­ter­ested in go­ing to the dance

Win­ners Ca­tri­ona Gam­mons, Eilidh Gam­mons and Rhi­an­non Charles

Star Eilidh Gam­mons

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