Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

75 Years On

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

75 YEARS ON (J4x32) 4C set Anne Rafferty
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s Set&Cast in 1 place, 1s+4s dance ½ R&L
9-16 All dance reels of 4 on sides
17-24 2L+4L, 1M+3M, 2M+4M and 1L+3L all turn RH, 4L+1M and 4M+1L turn LH
25-32 4s+1s dance Ladies' Chain. 24(1)(3)

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

Dance Information

In 2007 Falkirk RSCDS celebrated its 75th anniversary at a ball in Falkirk Town Hall.

75 Years On was specially written by Denny dance teacher Anne Rafferty for the ball on December 11. Campbell Hunter was chairman of the branch at the time and commented that RSCDS Falkirk was one of the oldest RSCDS branches in Scotland.

The branch was originally known as East Stirlingshire, and started in 1932 in what was the Temperance Cafe in Falkirk. The Temperance Cafe opened in 1923 after the temperance movement purchased and refurbished the Crown Hotel at 18 High Street (with adjoining public house opening onto the Lint Riggs. Before The Crown's construction in 1879, Livingstone's endowed hospital had been on the site).

The Temperance Cafe was the alleged location for the first public demonstration of television in Scotland, November 1927. The Cafe closed in 1983 owing to a financial crisis. We understand Johnston's Bar Bistro is on the site currently (2017).

First public demonstration of television by John Logie Baird in 1931
John Logie Baird 1931

Image copyright H. Winfield Secor [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
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