A ninth decade of dance

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Ron Craig recently celebrated his 86th birthday with a small impromptu party during the Scottish country dance class, currently running in Montrose.

It seems that there is strictly no age barrier to dancing, for the active octogenarian.

Elizabeth Neill told the Herald that Mr Craig had begun highland dancing as a child in Arbroath and, at the age of eight, he had undertaken two sessions.

Subsequently, Mr Craig went to work in Glasgow, where he was unable to secure the necessary time off to go dancing.

Things were, however, to change and, at the age of 18, he began Scottish country dancing.

Mr Craig has been dancing ever since and he continues to enjoy both the music and the exercise.

He is certainly an excellent advertisement for the health benefits of his lifelong dedication to dancing.