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Queen's View

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QUEEN'S VIEW (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Bill Forbes Craigievar Book 3

1- 8 1s+2s dance ½ double Fig of 8 (1s crossing down to start), 1s dancing between 2s give nearer hand to 2s and turn once round
9-16 1s dance Inveran reels with 2s+3s (1s cross to own sides to start)
17-24 1s+2s dance ½ double Fig of 8 (1s crossing down to start), 1s dancing between 2s give nearer hand to 2s and turn 1½ times to end in centre BtoB for Double Triangles
25-32 1s dance Double Triangles ending in 2nd place own sides. 213

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

Queen's View
Bill Forbes   Craigievar Book 3
Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s cross down, 2s cast up, into half double figures of 8;

  5-8   1M2M turn by the left, 1L2L by the right;

  9-16 Inveran reels, 1s crossing down to start on own sides;

17-20 repeat bars 1-4 with 1s 2s on opposite sides;

21-24 1M2M by the right, 1L2L by the left, turn 1½ times, 1s finishing back to back in 2nd place facing own sides;

25-32 double triangles, finishing 2s1s3s.

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

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Queen's view is a view point overlooking Loch Tummel just off the B8019. Queen Victoria made the view famous in 1866, although it is probably named after Queen Isabel, wife of Robert the Bruce.

The River Tummel is a river in Perthshire, Scotland. Discharging from Loch Rannoch, it flows east to a point near the Falls of Tummel, where it bends to the southeast, a direction which it maintains until it falls into the River Tay, just below Logierait, after a course of 58 miles (93 km) from its source in Stob Ghabbar (3565 ft).

The scenery throughout this reach is most picturesque, culminating at the point above the eastern extremity of the loch, known as the 'Queen's View'.

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Loch Tummel Seen From Queen's View Eastward

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