Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Mr Iain Stuart Robertson

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MR IAIN STUART ROBERTSON (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Barbara de Winton RSCDS Book 42

1- 8 1s set advancing and turn 2H to face down and give nearer hand to 2s (2s face up), 1s+2s set and 1s turn 2s on sides with nearer hand
9-16 1s followed by 2s (who dance up to follow) dance down for 3 bars, 1s dance to top as 2s divide and follow, 1s cast to 2nd place and 2s to top and face out
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance reflection reels of 3 on sides (1s in and down to start, all giving hands where possible) 2s and 3s ending with a loop
25-32 1s dance ½ reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s), 1s dance ½ reels of 3 across (Man with 2s and Lady with 3s). 213

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


Mr Iain Stuart Robertson
Barbara de Winton   RSCDS Book 42
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-2   1s set advancing;

  3-4   1s turn both hands, opening out to finish facing down WHILE 2s dance to 1st place, finishing facing up;

  5-6   2M1M1L2L balance;

  7-8   1M2M turn by the right WHILE 1L2L turn by the left;

  9-16 1s lead down (3 bars), lead up (3 bars) and cast to 2nd place WHILE 2s cast up, dance down outside 1s (3 bars) and lead up (3 bars) to 1st place, 2s finishing facing out, 1s in and down;

17-24 2s1s3s mirror reels of 3 on own sides;

25-28 2s1L 1M3s half reels of 3 across;

29-32 2s1M 1L3s half reels of 3 across, finishing 2s1s3s.

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


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Iain Stuart Robertson (1920-1999), the musician and dance teacher, taught the deviser (Barbara de Winton from Bristol branch of RSCDS) Scottish country dancing. He was a recipient of the RSCDS Scroll of Honour in 1992.

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