Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Doune Mill

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DOUNE MILL (J4x32) 4C set Ron Arrowsmith Doune Collection

1- 4 1s cross down to centre while 4s cast up outside to be level with 1s, all set 1M in a LH cross with 2L+3L+4L and 1L in a RH cross with Men
5- 8 All dance LH/RH across
9-16 1s followed by 2s+4s+3s dance down and back (3s leading) into 4H across positions (other Hand)
17-24 1s followed by 3s+4s+2s dance up and back (2s leading) into 4H across positions (original Hand)
25-32 1s dance down to bottom, cast up on opposite sides to top and dance down crossing to 4th place own sides while 4s dance up outside to top, dance down the middle to 4th place and step up on bars 31-32 (with 2s+3s)

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

Dance Information

The Doune Mill (pronounced "doon mill"), now just a ruin, is an old mill which ground corn and barley in the district of Stirling, Scotland, nearby the River Teith.

Doune Mill, lying a few hundred meters from Doune Castle, was previously powered by the waters of the Ardoch Burn which flows into the River Teith nearby.

The Doune Mill
The Mill Of Doune, Ruins

Image copyright Robert Murray under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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