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Last Updated: Sunday, 30 October 2005, 11:20 GMT
Belly dancers create world record
Belly dancer
Belly dancers from across the world took part in the event
Belly dancers in Scotland have shaken their way to a new world record.

A group of 134 dancers from across the world converged on Nairn where their five-minute routine gave them an entry in the Guinness Book of Records.

The event was the brainchild of local councillor and keen belly dancer Liz MacDonald, 43, who sent DVDs of the routine to a variety of groups.

She said: "It was fantastic. We were all in our sparkly belly dancing costumes so it was really colourful."

Special reception

She added: "There wasn't a record for the largest number of belly dancers performing a routine, so we contacted the Guinness Book of Records and they accepted it as a challenge.

"I'm just delighted so many people came along and helped us set a new record. Everyone did really well."

After shaking their stuff, the belly dancers enjoyed a special reception, which included performances from musicians from Turkey, Lebanon and Italy.

As well as setting a new record, the group also raised more than 1,000 for a local charity which helps disabled people take part in sports.

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