Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Edzell Arch

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE EDZELL ARCH (R8x32) 2C (4C set) John Drewry Stoneywood Collection 1

1- 8 1s set, cross RH, cast to 2nd place and 2M+1M ¾ turn 2H into centre facing down with nearer hands joined to form an arch
9-16 1L dances up under arch, casts on Ladies' side, dances up under arch and casts to 2nd place Men's side while 2L casts and dances similarly back to place
17-24 1M+2M ½ turn 2H and cast back to place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L

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


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Edzell is a village in Angus, Scotland, located 5 miles (8 km) north of Brechin, by the River North Esk.

The most distinctive landmark of the village is the Dalhousie Arch, or Edzell Arch, which spans the main road into Edzell from the south. It was erected in 1887 to commemorate the deaths of the 13th Earl of Dalhousie and his wife.

Edzell Arch Image
Dalhousie Arch, Edzell


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