Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Old Man Of Storr

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THE OLD MAN OF STORR (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring SCDs For Children

1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across, 1L followed by partner casts 1 place and 1L crosses to 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 1s+3s dance LH across, 1L followed by partner casts down 1 place and 1L crosses to 3rd place own side
17-24 1s set, dance up to top and cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s R&L

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

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The is a rocky hill on the Trotternish peninsula of the Isle of Skye. The hill presents a steep rocky eastern face overlooking the Sound of Raasay, contrasting with gentler grassy slopes to the west.

The area in front of the cliffs of the Storr is known as the Sanctuary. This has a number of weirdly shaped rock pinnacles, the remnants of ancient landslips. One of the most famous of these is known as the Old Man of Storr.

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The Old Man Of Storr, Skye, Scotland

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