Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cherrybank Gardens

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CHERRYBANK GARDENS (S3x32) 3C set John Drewry Bankhead Book 1

1- 8 1s+2s set and Petronella-in-tandem twice to end with 2s+1s on opposite sides having changed places
9-16 2s+1s set and 2s cross RH and 1s LH, 1L dances RH across with 2s and 1M with 3s
17-24 1s+3s Set+Link and circle 4H round to left
25-32 2s+3s+1s dance Grand Chain (2s crossing to commence)

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


Cherrybank Gardens
John Drewry   Bankhead Book
Strathspey   3 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   3 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-2       1s2s set on the sides;

  3-4       1M 1L 2L 2M petronella turn one place anticlockwise, finishing Mn facing up, Ls down;

  5-6       1s2s set facing up and down;

  7-8       1L 2L 1M 2M petronella turn one place anticlockwise, finishing on opposite sides, 1s in 2nd place;

  9-10     2s1s set on the sides;

11-12     2s cross by the right WHILE 1s turn ¾ by the left;

13-16     2s1L 1M3s right hands across;

17-20     1s3s set and link for 2 on the sides:

    17-18 1s3s set on the sides;

    19-20 1M dance down to 3M's place WHILE 3M cast up WHILE 1L cast WHILE 3L dance up to 2L's place;

21-24     3s1s 4 hands round to the left, finishing on the sides, 3s facing down, 1s up;

25-32     2s3s1s grand chain.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


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The Cherrybank Gardens to the west of Perth are home to Europe's largest collections of heathers (over 900 varieties, on 7 acres), known as "The Bell's National Heather Collection". The gardens are sponsored by the Bell's Scotch Whisky brand.

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