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Dunnottar Castle (Drewry)

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DUNNOTTAR CASTLE (S3x32) 3C set John Drewry Canadian Book

1- 4 1s turn 2H and face out while 2M dances in front of 3M and turns 3L 2H to finish in 3rd place on own sides, while 3M dances behind 2M and turns 2L with 2H to finish in 2nd place nearer hands joined facing up
5- 8 1s cast to 2nd place as 3M+2L dance up to top, 1s turn 2H to face 2L (1L on partner's right)
9-16 1s make an arch and dance up as 2L dances down to face partner, 1s+2s turn partners 2H and open out to face diagonally with Lady on Man's left, 2s make an arch and change places with 1s, 1s+2s turn 2H and open out to face 3M/3L diagonally with Lady on Man's right
17-20 2s make an arch and change places with 3M while 1s make an arch and change places with 3L, 2s turn 2H while 1s ½ turn 2H to face diagonally while 3s dance round each other LSh to end with 3L facing 2s and 3M facing 1s
21-24 2s+3L also 1s+3M circle 3H round to left for 2 steps and 3s dance to 2nd place on own side while 2s end in centre in top place facing down nearer hands joined and 1s in centre in 3rd place facing up nearer hands joined
25-32 All set, all circle 6H round to left, pull back RSh and spiral out (chase) to place on last 2 bars. 231

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

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Also see the dance Dunnottar Castle (Ball) by M Ball.

Dunnottar Castle (Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Fhoithear, "fort on the shelving slope") is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a rocky headland on the northeastern coast of Scotland, about 2 miles (3 kilometres) south of Stonehaven.

The surviving buildings are largely of the 15th and 16th centuries, but the site is believed to have been fortified in the Early Middle Ages. Dunnottar has played a prominent role in the history of Scotland through to the 18th-century Jacobite risings because of its strategic location and defensive strength.

Dunnottar is best known as the place where the Honours of Scotland, the Scottish crown jewels, were hidden from Oliver Cromwell's invading army in the 17th century. The property of the Keiths from the 14th century, and the seat of the Earl Marischal, Dunnottar declined after the last Earl forfeited his titles by taking part in the Jacobite rebellion of 1715.

The castle was restored in the 20th century and is now open to the public.

The ruins of the castle are spread over 1.4 hectares (3½ acres), surrounded by steep cliffs that drop to the North Sea, 160 feet (50 metres) below. A narrow strip of land joins the headland to the mainland, along which a steep path leads up to the gatehouse. The various buildings within the castle include the 14th-century tower house as well as the 16th-century palace.

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