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Calum's Road

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CALUM'S ROAD (S4x32) 4C set Rob Sargent New Ruthven Collection

1- 8 1s+2s dance Allemande. 2134
9-16 All dance reflection reels of 4 on sides (2s and 3s out and down to start)
17-24 1s+3s dance RH across and end with 1s casting to 3rd place as 3s dance up, 1s+4s dance LH across and end with 1s casting to 4th place as 4s dance up
25-32 All dance down closing in to meet partner and lead up RH back to places. 2341

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


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Malcolm Macleod (Scottish Gaelic: Calum MacleĆ²id), (1911 - 1988) was a crofter who famously built Calum's Road on the Island of Raasay, Scotland.

After decades of unsuccessful campaigning by the inhabitants of the north end of Raasay for a road, and several failed grant applications, Calum decided to build the road himself. Over a period of about ten years (1964-1974), he constructed one and three quarter miles of road between Brochel Castle and Arnish, using little more than a shovel, a pick and a wheelbarrow.

Several years after its completion, the road was finally adopted and surfaced by the local council. By then, Calum and his wife, Lexie, were the last inhabitants of Arnish.

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