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Dumyat

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DUMYAT (S8x32) 2C (4C set) John Drewry Silver City Book

1-4 1s set and cross
5-8 1s2s set, 1M2M cast (1M down 2M up) WHILE 1L2L dance straight across (1Lto 1L position, 2Lto 2M position)
9-12 1s2s RH across all end facing partners- 1s on ladies' side, 2s on men's side
13-16 All set to partners and turn 2H to face across dance nearer hands joined
17-24 1s2s Rondel across the dance, finishing with lady on man's left, 1s on men's side, 2s on ladies'
25-26 1L2L cross RH and curve to face partners in centre of dance WHILE 2M1M set 1 bar on right foot facing each other, 1 bar on left foot turning to face partners in centre of dance
27-28 1s turn 2H finish facing up WHILE 2s ½ turn RH finish facing down
29-32 4 hands round

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This strathspey was written for Mr and Mrs Prentice of Causewayhead, Stirling whose dog was called Sherpa of Dumyat.

Dumyat (pronounced Dum-eye-at) (Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Mhèad) is a hill at the western extremity of the Ochil Hills in central Scotland. The name is thought to originate from Dun (hill fort) of the Maeatae.

Although relatively small (its height is 418 metres), the characteristic shape of the hill forms an important part of the distinctive scenery of the Stirling area, and it is often depicted (particularly in postcards and calendars) in combination with the nearby Abbey Craig. The hill is a popular climb with tourists and visitors to the Stirling and Trossachs area, due to the historical nature of Stirling and the proximity of the Wallace Monument.

Dumyat has two principal summits: Castle Law on the west, and Dumyat proper on the east. On the summit of Castle Law the remains of an ancient hill fort, originally occupied by the Maeatae, are still clearly discernible.

Dumyat Image
Dumyat Rising Steeply From The Carse Land Beside The River Forth


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