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Sir Murdoch MacDonald's Strathspey

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1- 8 1s lead down the middle for 2 steps, turn RH and lead back up to top
9-16 1L+2L+3L set diag to 2M+3M+4M and change places LH, top 3 dancers on Men's side set to bottom 3 dancers on Ladies' side and cross diag RH
17-24 All Men (at top) dance RH star and all Ladies LH star, continue stars as 1M then 234 take partner's hand and lead down, 1s make arch at bottom
25-32 2s+3s+4s dance down under arch, divide and cast up on own sides (to 2341), 2s+3s and 4s+1s circle 4H round to left

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Sir Murdoch MacDonald (6 May 1866 - 24 April 1957) was a British politician and a notable civil engineer.

Born in Inverness, MacDonald was educated at Farraline Park Institution, Inverness.

A consulting civil engineer by profession, he became President of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1932.

MacDonald was elected as a Liberal Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Inverness in 1922. At his last election, Sir Murdoch MacDonald became the House's oldest MP. He sat until he retired in 1950, aged 83.

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