Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Sutherland Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SUTHERLAND REEL (R8x40) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 29

1- 8 1s+2L circle 3H round to left, 1s+2M circle 3H round also to left 1s ending the middle
9-16 1s lead down for 2 steps, lead up for 2 steps, cast to 2nd place, set advancing and turn to face own sides
17-24 1s dance Double Triangles ending 2nd place own sides
25-32 1s dance ½ reel of 3 across (Lady with 2s and M with 3s) giving LSh to 1st corners and ½ reel of 3 with other couple giving LSh to partner's 2nd corner
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Sutherland is a registration county, lieutenancy area and former county of Scotland. It is now within the Highland council area.

The name Sutherland dates from the era of Norse rule and settlement over much of the Highlands and Islands, under the rule of the jarl of Orkney. Although it contains some of the northernmost land in the island of Great Britain, it was called Suðrland ("southern land") from the standpoint of Orkney and Caithness.

Sutherland Image
Sutherland Moorland

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