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The Back O' Bennachie

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THE BACK O' BENNACHIE (R8x32) 2C (4C set) John M Duthie 8 SCDs

1- 8 2M dances reel of 3 with 1s (RSh to 1L)
9-16 2L dances reel of 3 with 1s (LSh to 1M)
17-24 1L+2M change places RH, 1M+2L change places RH, 1s+2s dance ½ R&L
25-32 1s cross, cast and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s

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

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Bennachie is a range of hills in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It has several tops, the highest of which is Oxen Craig. To the north of Oxen Craig is a Forestry Commission car park and forest named Back o'Bennachie. In winter it is in the shade of Bennachie all day, so for several weeks the sun never shines on it at all.

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The Back O' Bennachie Forrest Trail

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