Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Stone Of Destiny

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THE STONE OF DESTINY (S4x40) 4C set John Drewry

1- 8 1s+3s ½ turn RH into 2nd/4th places facing up as 2s+4s step up and face down and all set, 2s+1s and 4s+3s circle 4H round but 1s+4s break for:-
9-16 All circle 8H round for 2 bars and Men turn Lady on Right, all continue 8H round to places
17-24 1s+4s (middle couples) dance reel of 4 up/down middle (Ladies dancing into middle facing down/up and Men pass each other LSh to start)
25-32 1s and 3s change places by chasing round clockwise (1M and 3L casting), all set and turn LH into prom hold
33-40 All Promenade

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

Dance Information

The Stone of Scone, also commonly known as the Stone of Destiny or the Coronation Stone is an oblong block of red sandstone, used for centuries in the coronation of the monarchs of Scotland, the monarchs of England, and, more recently, British monarchs.

Historically, the artifact was kept at the now-ruined Scone Abbey in Scone, near Perth, Scotland.

In 1296 the Stone was captured by Edward I as spoils of war and taken to Westminster Abbey, where it was fitted into a wooden chair, known as King Edward's Chair, on which most subsequent English sovereigns have been crowned.

In 1996, the Stone was returned to Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, where it remains.

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