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Huntly Castle

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HUNTLY CASTLE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Canadian Book

1- 8 1s+2s set, circle 4H round to the left and set
9-16 1s+2s dance the Rondel
17-24 1s dance reflection reels of 3 on sides (1s start by dancing out round 3s) to end with 2s facing down 3s facing up the set
25-32 2s+1s+3s set (in circle), circle 6H round to the left, dance in, turn singly to right and chase clockwise to places

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

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Huntly Castle is a ruined castle in Huntly in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It was the ancestral home of the chief of Clan Gordon, Earl of Huntly.

A mound in the grounds of the castle is all that remains of an earlier 12th century motte. Originally named Strathbogie, the castle was granted to Sir Adam Gordon of Huntly in the 14th century. King Robert the Bruce was a guest of the castle in 1307 prior to his defeat of the Earl of Buchan.

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