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The Den O' Mains

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THE DEN O'MAINS (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson Collection

1- 8 1s+2s+3s turn RH, 1s set, cast 1 place into middle facing up in prom hold
9-16 1s dance reel of 3 with 2L+3M giving RSh to 2L
17-24 1s dance reel of 3 with 2M+3L giving LSh to 2M and 1s end BtoB facing own side ready for...
25-32 1s dance Double Triangles with 2s+3s

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


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The Den (a hollow with sloping sides (often with a rivulet), a narrow (wooded) ravine or valley, a dingle) of Mains is overlooked by Mains Castle, located in the north of Dundee, just over the Kingsway.

Mains Castle (also known as Claverhouse Castle or Fintry Castle) is a 16th-century castle in Dundee, Scotland.

The castle consists of several buildings surrounding a courtyard, although several of the original western buildings no longer exist. The northern and eastern buildings are where the family would have lived, with the servants occupying the southern quarters. The Category A listed castle also has a large, six-floor, square tower house with dressed cornerstones, which is typical of 16th-century construction.

Mains castle is located in Dundee's Caird Park to the north of the city overlooking the Dichty valley and adjacent to a small stream known as the Gelly Burn. On the opposite side of the burn is located the mausoleum of the Graham family and the Main's cemetery, which was formerly the site of the district's kirk.

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The Gelly Burn, Den Of Mains


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