Markinch Competitions

The Markinch Competitions


The Markinch monthly Highland Dancing competitions are something of an institution, having been running for forty years. 

You can enter before the event or on the day of the competition in the hall. To pre-enter, download the entry form (see below) from this page, print it, fill it in and send it in with your entry money. Competing fees are £1.80 per dance for pre-paid entries and £2.20 per dance for late entries.

Note that entries for the McKay Festivals by email should include all of the information the entry form asks for although the form itself does not need printed.

There is free public parking in the small car park at the hall as well as unlimited on street parking.  Please be respectful of residents and do not block driveways. The address is The Gathering Place, Leven Parish Church, 7 Durie Street, Leven, KY8 4HA.

We run a small shop where you can buy light refreshments, cakes, biscuits, cold drinks, tea, coffee, etc., staffed by our stalwart band of willing volunteer helpers, to whom we shall be eternally grateful.


Any donations of homebaking will be very much appreciated.

At the door you will usually be greeted by Nancy Stewart, who will gladly sell you your entry ticket. Entry at the door is £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for OAPs and non-competing children.  Dance teachers may enter at no charge.


There will be raffle tickets available at £1 per strip.  Any donations of prizes are gratefully received.

Entry Forms

Here you can download entry forms for the Markinch Monthly competitions, the Annual Festival held in April and the Autumn Festival held in September at the same venue.



To download a form, right-click the form''s link on this page and choose [Save Target As…] (Internet Explorer) or [Save Link As…] (Firefox) and save the file to your desktop. From there the form can be viewed and printed with Adobe Reader. Most computers have this program already. If you don''t you can download it free from the Adobe site.

McKay Festival of Dance (155kb)