1- 8 1s turn LH, cast 1 place and turn RH to face 2nd corners
9-16 1s turn 2nd corners LH, turn partner RH, turn 1st corners LH and partner RH to end facing 2nd corners
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving RSh to 2nd corners and end crossing LH to own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H to right and back
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
The term "widdershins" was especially common in lowland Scots and means to go counter-clockwise, to go anti-clockwise or in a direction opposite to the usual. It is cognate with the German language widersinnig, i.e., "against" + "sense".
The Oxford English Dictionary's entry cites the earliest uses of the word from 1513.