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Earlstoun Loch

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EARLSTOUN LOCH (R5x32) 5C set Hugh Foss Glendarroch SD Sheets

1- 8 1s and 3s cross RH, cast 1 place, cross LH, cast round 4th corner into Double Triangle positions (BtoB facing own sides)
9-16 All dance Double Triangles and end in 2nd/4th place own side
17-24 1s and 3s lead down 1 place, cast up 1 place, turn RH and lead up to original places to end with 1s facing 2s and 3s facing 4s
25-32 1s and 3s set to 2s/4s and ½ turn facing dancer 2H, 1s and 3s set to 4s/5s and ½ turn facing dancer 2H. 24153

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

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The Water of Ken is a river in Galloway, south-west Scotland. It rises on Blacklorg Hill, north-east of Cairnsmore of Carsphairn in the Carsphairn hills, and flows south-westward into the Glenkens valley, passing through Carsfad and Earlstoun lochs, both of which are dammed to supply the Galloway Hydro Electric Scheme. From there, the river flows south, passing St. John's Town of Dalry and New Galloway, before widening to form the 11-mile long Loch Ken.

Earlstoun Loch
Earlstoun Loch

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