The term Above means nearer the Top of a Longwise set when referring to Position in Scottish Country Dancing. It has the normal meaning when referring to the relative Position of right and left when Taking Both hands.
For example, here are bars 5 to 8 of the Scottish Country Dance The Kelpie of Loch Coruisk -
2s 4s 6s 7s Set and Cross, While 1L 3L 5L Half figures of eight through Couples Above, While 1M 3M 5M Half figures of eight through Couples Below, 1s 3s 5s Finishing Facing Second corners' positions, M to M, L to L.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Above, is used in either the Minicrib or the Maxicrib Dance instructions or both -
Another Piece Of Silver
Back To Bach
Park Hotel Dunoon