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Drumin Castle

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DRUMIN CASTLE (S3x32) 3C Set Rosemary Legge

1- 8 1s+2s+3s cross RH and set; cross back RH and set
9-16 2L+1s and 2M+3s dance RH across; 2s pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple
17-24 2s turn RH to own side and cast to 3rd place (3s step up); 1s+3s+2s turn RH into Allemande hold
25-32 1s+3s+2s dance Allemande. 231

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

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Drumin Castle is a historic fortress situated in the Scottish Highlands, near the village of Glenlivet in Moray, Scotland.

The castle holds historical significance, dating back to its construction in the 14th century. Originally built as a defensive structure, Drumin Castle played a role in the tumultuous history of Scotland.

In the early 1370s, King Robert II bestowed the lands upon his son, Alexander Stewart. The ownership of these lands subsequently transitioned from the Stewart family to the Gordon family in the year 1490.

Constructed during the medieval period, Drumin Castle served as a stronghold for the Earls of Huntly, a powerful Scottish noble family. The castle's strategic location in the Glenlivet area provided a vantage point for overseeing the surrounding landscape and controlling key routes through the region. The structure exhibits typical medieval defensive features, including a robust stone construction and a commanding position atop a hill.

Over the centuries, Drumin Castle witnessed various historical events, including conflicts and power struggles. The castle's military significance is evident in its design, which incorporates defensive elements such as a gatehouse and curtain wall. The remnants of these architectural features contribute to the historical understanding of medieval Scottish fortifications.

In the 16th century, during the turbulent period of the Scottish Reformation, Drumin Castle underwent alterations to adapt to changing military technologies and tactics. The castle's adaptation reflects the dynamic nature of Scottish history during this era, marked by political and religious transformations.

Abandoned in the 18th century, Drumin Castle fell into a state of disrepair. Despite its dilapidated condition, the castle remains an important archaeological and historical site. In 1972, it was designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, acknowledging its cultural and historical significance.

The ruins of Drumin Castle continue to attract visitors interested in exploring Scotland's medieval past and its architectural heritage.

Drumin Castle
Drumin Castle

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