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The Hollin Buss

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THE HOLLIN BUSS (J8x32) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Book 24

1- 8 1s+2s Adv+Ret, cross RH and dance RH across ½ way
9-16 2s+1s Adv+Ret, cross LH and dance LH across ½ way
17-24 1s dance slip step down for 4 and back to top
25-32 1s set, cast 1 place and 2s+1s turn RH

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

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In broad Scots, Hollin Buss has traditionally been regarded as meaning Holly Bush though there is an alternative suggestion that it might be a variant of Holland Buss, the colloquial name for a small, two-masted Dutch boat, often seen around the eastern coast of Scotland where it was used to catch mackerel and herring.
Dutch herring busses Image
A Fleet Of Dutch Herring Busses, Escorted By A Naval Vessel - Around 1700

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Text from this original Scottish East Coast Fishery article on Wikipedia.
Additional search terms: Hollin Bus, Holin.

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