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INCHMICKERY (J5x32) 5C set Roy Goldring 14 Social Dances

1- 8 1s+2s circle 4H round to left, 1s dance in and cast to 3rd place
9-16 1s dance RH across (Lady with 3s and Man with 4s), pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple
17-24 1L+2M also 1M+5L turn RH, 1L+5M also 1M+2L turn LH (1s end 3rd place own side)
25-32 1s dance in and cast to 5th place, 5s+1s circle 4H round to right. 23451

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

Roy Goldring   14 Social Dances
Jig   5 x 32 bars   5 Couple Repeat   5 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s2s 4 hands round to the left;

  5-8   1s advance and cast to 3rd place;

  9-12 3s1L 1M4s right hands across;

13-16 3s1M 1L4s left hands across;

17-20 2M1L 1M5L turn by the right;

21-24 2L1M 1L5M turn by the left;

25-28 1s advance and cast to 5th place;

29-32 5s1s 4 hands round to the right, finishing 2s3s4s5s1s.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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Inchmickery is a small island in the Firth of Forth in Scotland about one mile (1.6 km) north of Edinburgh.

Its name comes from the Scottish Gaelic, Innis nam Bhiocaire, meaning Isle of the Vicar, implying that there may have been an old ecclesiastical or Culdee settlement here, as in nearby Inchcolm. 'Inch' (Innis) is the Gaelic word for island.

Inchmickery is only 100 metres by 200 metres. During World War II the island was used as a gun emplacement. The concrete buildings were built to make the island look (from a distance at sea) like a battleship to fool the enemy during the war. Although the island is now uninhabited much of this concrete superstructure remains largely intact.

Inchmickery Island Image
Inchmickery Island
Showing The Profile As A Warship

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