Rachel Shankland - Chairman

I started dancing at school in Dumfries when I was 5 years old. Since then I have danced with University and Branch groups in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dumfries. I am currently on the RSCDS Youth Services Committee where it was my role to develop the Youth Branch idea and help make the branch happen. I look forward to hearing from all our new members.


Adam Brady - Secretary

I started out as a musician for Dundee Branch classes and have been lucky enough to travel around the world providing music for various Scottish Country Dance workshops and dances. I have been a musician for RSCDS Summer School in St Andrews since 2011 and have played for the RSCDS Spring Fling multiple times. I'm also a keen dancer, when I get the chance! So excited to be involved with the Youth Branch and I'm looking forward to meeting you all!

Lindsey Ibbotson - Treasurer

I learned to dance as a child in Bournemouth, continued with the university group in Oxford and now dance and teach in Cambridge. I also play fiddle for classes and in several dance bands and enjoy travelling and meeting dancers around the UK and beyond. I am very proud to be the first treasurer of the Youth Branch!

 Thomas Ibbotson - IT Officer

I started dancing with the Oxford University Scottish Dance Society, but I've since moved to the other place, so I now dance with Cambridge & District branch. I'm in charge of this website, so any comments or questions can be directed to me.

Faye Mather

I started dancing on the Wirral and continued when I moved to Edinburgh for university. I now dance with RSCDS Edinburgh and teach the children's class. I am excited to be involved in the Youth Branch and look forward to meeting you all dancing soon!


Amy Drysdale

Amy Drysdale

Hello! I started dancing in the Dunfermline Branch children's class, and am now a branch teacher and Dunfermline branch secretary. I've also taught other branches and groups, and at the RSCDS Summer School in St Andrews.  I'm delighted to be on the new Youth Branch committee and hope lots of young people around the world get involved!