Chris Metherell went up to Edinburgh on Wednesday 15th May to meet up with the trustees from the Historic Dance Society, the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland, and others to discuss a project to film the Scottish dances described by Tom and Joan Flett in their books. Mats Melin and Toby Bennett joined the discussions by skype.
The conversations were very constructive. Many from the groups did not know of our site and its archive, which includes video of some of the dances. They were delighted to find a group of enthusiasts they had not known existed with the expertise they needed.
It is early days, but they are exploring ways we can work together. It sounds an exciting project.