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.