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Caerlaverock Castle

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CAERLAVEROCK CASTLE (S3x32) 3C set Roy Goldring G and S Dances 3

1- 8 1s+2s circle 4H round to the left, 2s followed by 1s dance down between 3s and cast (2s to top place and 1s to 2nd place)
9-16 1s dance diagonal R&L (1M down/1L up). (3)1(2)
17-24 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 (1L up round 3s, 1M round 2s), all set and ½ turn partner RH
25-32 All dance 3 couple Allemande ending with 1s casting to 3rd place

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

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Caerlaverock Castle (from "caer laverock", "lark castle") is a moated triangular castle (the only triangular castle in the country) first built in the 13th century, located on the southern coast of Scotland, 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) south of Dumfries, on the edge of the Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve.

Caerlaverock was a stronghold of the Maxwell family from the 13th century until the 17th century when the castle was abandoned. It was besieged by the English during the Wars of Scottish Independence, and underwent several partial demolitions and reconstructions over the 14th and 15th centuries.

Today, the castle is in the care of Historic Scotland and is a popular tourist attraction, protected as a scheduled monument and as a category A listed building.

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