Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Glen Alva

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GLEN ALVA (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Bill Forbes Craigievar Book 3

1- 8 1s dance Inveran reels with 2s and 3s, 1s end with nearer hands joined facing down
9-16 1s dance down to 2nd place, face out and dance Double Triangles (2s and 3s cross RH when 1s change places), 1s end facing out on opposite sides
17-24 2s+1s dance ½ double Fig of 8 (2s crossing down to start), 1s+3s dance ½ double Fig of 8 (3s crossing up to start) and 1s face 1st corners
25-32 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting ending with petronella turn to 2nd places

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

Alva is a small town to the west of Sterling, in Clackmannanshire, Scotland. It is one of a number of towns situated immediately to the south of the Ochil Hills.

The spectacular Alva Glen cuts into the Ochils immediately north of the town. Alva Burn flows from the glen, through Alva, and into the River Devon.

Glen Alva Image
Glen Alva

A view of Alva taken from the front slope of Myreton Hill, facing east. The Strude Mill is the tall building on the high ground to the left, just in front of Alva Glen. Tillicoultry is in the background.

Dance Information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence.
Text from this original Alva Clackmannanshire article on Wikipedia.
Image Copyright Alan Campbell.

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'Glen Alva' page