1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s dance RH across (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s) 2(1)3
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance The Fiddich:-
' 2M+3L chase clockwise to each others place while 1s with person on their right set advancing and dance RH across ½ way (312 on opposite sides)
' Repeat but with 2L+3M chasing and 1s with person on left advancing and dancing LH across. 2(1)3
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (giving RSh to 2nd corner to start) and 1s end crossing RH. 213
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance Wheelie Chain:-
' 1M dances ½ RH across with 2s as 1L dances ½ RH across with 3s, Men dance ½ LH across on Ladies' side as Ladies dance LH across on Men's side to end (3)(1)(2) all on opposite sides
Repeat to end 213 on own sides
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
The oldest part is a tower-house built over several years by Sir John Drummond of Cargill, following the issue of a royal warrant by King James III in 1491. It is set on part of a prominent spine of rock known as the Gask Ridge, a geographical feature which stretches several kilometres across Perthshire, but is particularly prominent and steep-sided at the site of the castle.
The original tower was ruined after Cromwell's siege in 1653. The upper stories were rebuilt (and heightened) in pseudo-medieval style in 1842-53, but the structure is no longer used as a dwelling.