Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Golden Wedding Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction


1- 8 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s cast to bottom on own sides, dance up and all curve out to original places
9-16 1s+2s and 3s+4s Set+Link, 2s+1s and 4s+3s circle 4H round to left
17-24 2s+1s and 4s+3s dance the Knot, 1s end BtoB between 2s on opposite sides
25-32 1s dance the Spurtle:-
' 1s dance ½ RSh reel of 4 with 2s and turn RH, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 3s and turn RH to face 4s
33-40 1s dance ½ reel of across with 4s and turn RH to 4th place opposite sides, all set and cross RH

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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It is traditional on wedding anniversaries to give your partner (or couples) a gift that symbolises the particular anniversary. These gifts are made of different materials for each wedding anniversary.

The wedding anniversary associated with the material 'Gold' is the 50th.

Here is a list of the materials associated with traditional anniversary gifts in the UK for the various years.

1st      Cotton
2nd      Paper
3rd      Leather
4th      Fruit and Flower
5th      Wooden
6th      Sugar
7th      Woollen
8th      Salt, Pottery
9th      Copper
10th    Tin, coal
11th     Scent
12th     Silk and Fine Linen
13th     Barometer
14th     Clock
15th     Crystal
16th     Holloware
18th     Coloured Gems
19th     Furniture
20th     China
25th     Silver
30th     Pearl
35th     Coral
40th     Ruby
45th     Sapphire

50th     Gold
55th     Emerald
60th     Diamond
65th     Blue Sapphire
70th     Platinum
75th     Diamond
80th     Oak

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Text from this original Wedding Anniversary article on Wikipedia.

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