Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Bothwell Brig

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BOTHWELL BRIG (R8x40) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Summer Collection 2

1- 8 1s+2s set, 1s cross down while 2s cast up, 1M+2L and 1L+3M turn LH and 1s pass LSh to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance a form of Pass+Turn with 1st corners (1s dance to corner, face in and set while 1st corners dance in and turn RH 1½ times, corners continue to opposite sides and set while 1s dance in and turn 1½ RH to face 2nd corners
17-24 1s repeat with 2nd corners and end facing 3rd corner (1st corner person)
25-32 1s+3rd corners dance ½ diagonal reel of 4, pass RSh and dance ½ diagonal reel with 4th corners and end crossing LSh to opposite sides
33-40 1s dance RH across on sides (1M+2L+3L and 1L+2M+3M), 1M dances up and 1L down to dance LH across (Man with 2s and Lady+3s), 1s end in 2nd place

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The Battle of Bothwell Bridge, or Bothwell Brig, took place on 22 June 1679.

It was fought between government troops and militant Presbyterian Covenanters, and signalled the end of their brief rebellion. The battle took place at the bridge over the River Clyde, near Bothwell in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Bothwell Brig Image
Bothwell Brig Over The River Clyde

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