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City Of Stirling Reel

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CITY OF STIRLING REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance Snowball Grand Chain (1s+2s change places on sides to start). (3)(1)(2)
9-16 1s cross (pass RSh) and ½ turn RH person in 3rd corner, 1s followed by corners change places (diag) passing LSh and 1s cast to 2nd place (opposite sides) as corners end in original places
17-24 1s cross (pass LSh) and ½ turn LH person in 4th corner, 1s followed by corners change places (diag) passing RSh and 1s cast to 2nd place (opposite sides) as corners end in original places. 2(1)3
25-32 All turn RH (4 bars) and 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 (Lady up and Man down)

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


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This dance, City Of Stirling Reel, was devised by Roy Goldring after he taught at a Stirling And District RSCDS Branch day school in 2005.

Stirling is a city and former ancient burgh in Scotland, and is at the heart of the wider Stirling council area.

The city is clustered around a large fortress and mediæval old-town beside the River Forth. Historically it was strategically important as the "Gateway to the Highlands", with its position near the boundary between the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands, and its crossing of the Forth, the nearest to the river mouth.

City status in the United Kingdom is granted by the monarch of the United Kingdom to a select group of communities: as of 2014, there are 69 cities in the United Kingdom – 51 in England, six in Wales, seven in Scotland and five in Northern Ireland. Although it carries no special rights, the status of city can be a marker of prestige and confer local pride.

To date (2021) seven cities have been granted city status: Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and Stirling (Stirling in 2002 to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee).

City Of Stirling
Stirling City


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