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The Gates Of Edinburgh

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THE GATES OF EDINBURGH (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Rutherford RSCDS Book 15

1- 8 1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides
9-16 1s cross down to dance reflection reels on own sides ending in lines across 1L between 2s and 1M between 3s
17-24 2s+1s+3s set twice, turn opposite person 2H, 1s end 2nd place on own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s set twice and turn RH

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

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"Gate" is a Scots term for "street".

The Cowgate, for example, is a street in Edinburgh, Scotland, located about 5 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Castle, within the city's World Heritage Site. The street's name is derived from the fact that cows were herded down it for Edinburgh's market days in previous centuries.

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The Cowgate, Edinburgh. Viewed From George IV Bridge

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Text from this original Cowgate article on Wikipedia.
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