Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Lassie From Stirling

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE LASSIE FROM STIRLING (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring

1- 8 1s turn 1¼ times moving down (2s step up 3-4), 1s dance ½ reels of 3 across [Man with 2s (LSh to 2L) and Lady with 3s (RSh to 3M)] and end lines of 3 across
9-16 Both lines dance down, all turning right about, dance back and end with 1M+2L (top line) turning to face 1L+3s
17-24 2s+1s+3s set and change places RH with person opposite, 1s cast into 2nd place own sides while 2s+3s cross LH; 3s+1s+2s set
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance the Knot

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


Dance Information

Lassie in an informal name for a little lass, girl, young lady or young woman who is unmarried.

Stirling is a city and former ancient burgh in Scotland, and is at the heart of the wider Stirling council area.

The city is clustered around a large fortress and mediæval old-town beside the River Forth. Historically it was strategically important as the "Gateway to the Highlands", with its position near the boundary between the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands, and its crossing of the Forth, the nearest to the river mouth.

City Of Stirling Image
Stirling City


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