1- 8 All dance full petronella but without setting
9-16 1s set and turn partner 2H, 1s set to 2s on sides and ½ turn 2H
17-24 1s set to 3s on side and ½ turn 2H, 1s cast back to top
25-32 All dance Reversing Grand Chain:-
' 1s turn once round RH as 2s+3s change places RH on sides, 2s (at bottom) turn once round LH as 1s+3s change places LH on sides, 3s (at top) turn once round RH as 1s+2s change places RH on sides, 1s (at bottom) turn once round LH as 2s+3s change places LH on sides. 231
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
The sixteenth century Scottish Reformation saw the island as a haven for Catholics. It is now uninhabited although accessible by boat.
"Ailsa" is pronounced "ale-sa", with the first syllable stressed.