Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Lauder Legend

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THE LAUDER LEGEND (R5x32) 5C set James B. Cosh Glenshee Collection

1- 8 1s+2s also 4s+5s dance reel of 4 across (1L and 2M also 4L and 5M pass LSh to start), 1s and 5s ending in 2nd and 4th places
9-16 1s+3s+5s dance reel of 3 on sides (3s out and up to start)
17-24 1s+3s set and dance LH across ½ way, 5s dance ½ Diag R&L with their 1st corners
25-32 5s dance ½ Diag R&L with 2nd corners, 3s and 4s set and cross RH

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The Bass Rock is an island in the outer part of the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland. It is approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) offshore, and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north-west of North Berwick. It is a steep-sided volcanic rock, 107 metres (351 ft) at its highest point, and is home to a large colony of gannets.

Historically it is the home of the Lauder of The Bass family (from whom Sir Harry Lauder is descended), who are the earliest recorded proprietors.

According to the Lauder legend, the island is said to have been a gift from King Malcolm III of Scotland. Their crest is, appropriately, a Gannet standing upon a rock.

Bass Rock Lauder Legend Image
Bass Rock, Home Of The Lauder Legend

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