1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across and 1s cast 1 place as 2s lead up
9-16 1s+3s dance RH across and 1s cast 1 place as 3s lead up
17-24 1s lead up to top, cast to 2nd place, lead down and cast round 3s to 2nd place own sides
25-32 1s pass RSh, dance out on opposite sides, cast round 1st corner, turn RH, dance out ends and cast round 4th corner to 2nd places
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
The title of this dance, The Braes Of Balquhither, (pronounced Balwhither) comes from The Braes Of Balquhither - Song a folk song by Scottish poet Robert Tannahill, a contemporary of Robert Burns, Set to the air "Bochuiddar".
Let us go, lassie, go
To the braes o' Balquhither,
Where the blae-berries grow
'Mang the bonnie Highland heather;
Braes are what the Scottish call the sloping banks of a river-valley, slope or hillside. Balquhidder is a small village at the head of Loch Voil in Stirling, Scotland, about 50 miles (80 Km) north of Glasgow.