Isles MP Angus MacNeil is delighted to learn that local dance teacher, Claire Wilson, (M.B.A.T.D, M.S.D.T.A and U.K.A) has been selected to join the fifty-strong international championship highland dance team which will perform at the 10th Anniversary of the Spasskaya Tower Tattoo – the Kremlin Military Tattoo in Moscow.  The Spasskaya Tower Tattoo will take place from 26th August to 3rd September and is staged with the backdrop of the monumental walls of the Kremlin.

The Festival gathers the best artistic groups and musicians from all over the world.  The international team consists of Premier level dancers from five countries; Canada, The Netherlands, Russia, Scotland and South Africa – this fact speaks volumes about the unifying force of Highland Dance.

Commenting Angus MacNeil MP said:

“Claire is the sole representative from the Western Isles to perform on Red Square in Moscow, this is a remarkable opportunity.

“Clare is hopeful that her attendance will encourage and inspire other young dancers from the islands to aspire to these heights and I wish her well in what I am sure will be a wonderful experience.”


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You can follow Claire’s adventures on her dance school’s Instagram page and find out more about the Spasskaya Tattoo on their own Facebook page.

Classes for the Claire Wilson School of Dance will resume in Harris, Ness and the West Side when Claire returns in September.  For information on class times, venues and syllabus Claire can be contacted at