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Arbroath Abbey

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ARBROATH ABBEY (R4x40) 4C Sq.Set Mary Gardner Angus SCD Book

1- 8 1s dance under arch made by 3s to change places, 1s and 3s turn corner persons with nearer hand
9-16 2s and 4s repeat bars 1-8
17-32 All repeat bars 1-16 back to places
33-40 All turn RH into Prom hold and dance ¾ round anticlockwise, all turn partner RH. 4123

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


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Arbroath Abbey, in the Scottish town of Arbroath, was founded in 1178 by King William the Lion for a group of Tironensian Benedictine monks from Kelso Abbey.

It was consecrated in 1197 with a dedication to the deceased Saint Thomas Becket, whom the king had met at the English court. It was William's only personal foundation - he was buried before the high altar of the church in 1214.

Cardinal David Beaton, who ascended to the position of Archbishop of St Andrews in 1522 following his uncle James, served as the final Abbot. Today, the Abbey, overseen by Historic Environment Scotland, welcomes visitors year-round, though there is an entrance fee.

The distinctive red sandstone ruins stand at the top of the High Street in Arbroath.

Arbroath Abbey against a clear blue sky
Arbroath Abbey



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