Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Holyrood House

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HOLYROOD HOUSE (J4x48) 4C set RSCDS Book 22

1- 8 1L casts to bottom as 4M casts up to top to meet in centre of dance, 1M+4L do the same while 1L+4M turn ¾ RH
9-16 1s+4s dance LH across in centre 1s end in 4th place as 4s end at top, all 4 couples turn RH
17-32 Repeat bars 1-16 with 4L+1M starting
33-40 All in prom hold dance ½ RSh reel of 4 in centre of set and end with 4s/1s casting into top/bottom places as 3s and 2s cross LH to own sides. 4321
41-48 4s+3s+2s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 on sides 4s (4s RSh to 3s), all turn RH

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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The Palace of Holyrood house, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the monarch in Scotland.

Holyrood Abbey was founded by David I, King of Scots in 1128, and Holyrood has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 15th century. The Palace stands at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle.

Holyrood is an anglicisation of the Scots Haly Ruid, meaning holy cross.

Holyrood House, Palace
Holyrood Palace Seen From The Salisbury Crags, Holyrood Park


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