Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CAMBUSKENNETH (S80) Sq.Set John Drewry Spring Collection 1988

1- 8 All dance interlocking reels of 4 (all pass partner RSh, next person LSh and following person RSh)
9-16 1s change places with 3s passing RSh, 3s+1s change places with partners LH and repeat back to places
17-24 1s and 3s (in prom hold) dance RSh reels of 3 at top and bottom dancing to right to start (1s with 2L+4M and 3s with 2M+4L) ending in lines of 4 across set with 1s and 3s in centre
25-28 All set, 1s and 3s dance into centre of set, divide, dance out with other partner to sides as 2s and 4s dance into places vacated by 1s and 3s and into centre of set (to form new lines across with 2s and 4s in centre of lines)
29-32 All turn opposite dancer 2H, 2s and 4s dance out to original places as 1s and 3s cast to places
33-64 Repeat from bar 1 with 2s and 4s as leading dancers
65-72 All Ladies dance RH across once round, all Men dance LH across once round ending in centre facing partner
73-80 All set Highland Schottische and turn 2H 1½ times to places

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Cambuskenneth is a village in the city of Stirling, located in central Scotland.

It has a population of 250 and is the site of the historic Cambuskenneth Abbey. It is situated by the River Forth and the only road access to the village is along Ladysneuk Road from Alloa Road in Causewayhead. In 1935 a footbridge was constructed across the river to the neighbouring district of Riverside. Prior to then, the access to Stirling was by ferry.

Cambuskenneth remains a village, but you can walk into the city of Stirling in minutes using the footbridge. Residents once successfully opposed a road crossing.

Cambuskenneth Image
Cambuskenneth Footbridge

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