Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Roslin Castle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ROSLIN CASTLE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Jean Attwood Alexander Book 2

1- 8 1s cast 1 place and dance ½ Fig 8 round 2s, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s set to 1st corners, set to partner and face 2nd corners, 1s dance ½ diagonal RSh reel of 4 with 2nd corners and end facing 4th corner (pstn)
17-24 1s set to 4th corners, set to partner and face 1st corners, 1s dance ½ diagonal RSh reel of 4 with 1st corners and pass LSh to...
25-32 1s dance RH across (Man with 3s at top and Lady with 2s), 1s turn LH 1½ times to 2nd place while 3s+2s chase clockwise ½ way

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

Also see the dance Rosslyn Castle by Hugh A Thurston.

Roslin Castle (sometimes spelt Rosslyn) is a partially ruined castle near the village of Roslin in Midlothian, Scotland. It is located around 9 miles south of Edinburgh, on the north bank of the North Esk, only a few hundred metres from the famous Rosslyn Chapel.

There has been a castle on the site since the early 14th century, when the Sinclair family, Earls of Caithness and Barons of Roslin, fortified the site, although the present ruins are of slightly later date.

Roslin Castle Image
Roslin Castle


Dance Information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence.
Text from this original Roslin Castle article on Wikipedia.
Image Copyright Supergolden.

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'Roslin Castle' page