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Tillietudlum

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TILLIETUDLUM (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Hugh Foss Waverley Fugues

1-16 1L followed by partner casts down 2 places, 1L crosses to opposite side, set, lead to top, cross Lady in front into prom hold and Promenade to 2M's place and stand for 4 bars while 2s stand for 2, dance up for 2, 2L followed by partner casts down 2 places, 2L crosses to opposite side, set, lead up to 2L place and face in prom hold while 3s stand for 2, dance up for 2, stand for 2, dance up for 2, 3L followed by partner casts down 2 places, cross to opposite side, set, lead to top and face 1s in prom hold
17-24 3s dance LSh reels of 3 across set with 1s+2s to end facing up 312
25-32 3s+1s+2s Promenade for 6bars, 3s cast to 3rd place as 1s lead to top and cast to 2nd place as 2s dance to top

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


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In Sir Walter Scott's book, "Old Mortality" Scott invented a third name for Craignethan Castle (some say Draffan Castle) and called it 'Tillietudlum Castle'.

In time people came to believe that there was actually a place of that name and after a railway station named 'Tillietudlum Station' was built nearby, a village around the station grew up and came to be called Tillietudlem village, which still exists to this day.

Tillietudlum Image
Remains Of Tillietudlum Station Building


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