Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Ettrick Water

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ETTRICK WATER (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring Wells House

1- 8 1s cross RH and change places LH with 2s on sides, 1s cross RH and change places LH with 3s on own sides
9-16 3s+1s set, cross RH, dance ½ Fig 8 round 2s, dancing up behind 2s (3s leading) and crossing down to places own side. 213
17-24 2s+1s set, cross RH, dance ½ Fig 8 round 3s, casting down behind 3s (1s leading) and crossing up between 3s staying in the centre ready for...
25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

The Ettrick Water, known also as the River Ettrick, often locally known as Wild Ettick, though that title refers more correctly to the Ettrick Forrest and the Ettrick Valley, flows through the village of Ettrick, its flood plain, the Ettrick Marshes, the village of Ettrickbridge and the historic town of Selkirk in the Scottish Borders.

It is a tributary of the River Tweed and is the second fastest rising river in Scotland.

Ettrick Water Image
Carterhaugh, Near The Confluence Of The Ettrick Water (Foreground) And The Yarrow Water


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