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Findlater Castle

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FINDLATER CASTLE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Bill Forbes Banffshire Jubilee Book

1- 8 1s cross down RH to 2nd place and Balance-in-Line with 1st+2nd corners, turn 1st corner RH, partner LH to 2nd place own sides facing out
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (Man down, Lady up - 1M+3M and 1L+2L pass LSh to start). End 1L at bottom facing up, 1M at top facing down, to cross LH ready for...
17-24 1s dance RH across (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s) into 2nd place own sides and 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise ½ way
25-32 All set and link for 3 twice

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

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Findlater Castle sits in a romantic position on a 50-foot (15 m) high cliff overlooking the Moray Firth on the coast of Banff and Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

It lies about 15 km (9.32 miles) west of Banff, near the village of Sandend, between Cullen and Portsoy. The cliffs here contain quartz.

The name "Findlater" (pronounced "find·lay·tuh", fin not fyn) is derived from the Norse words fyn ("white") and leitr ("cliff").

The first historical reference to the castle is from 1246. King Alexander III of Scotland repaired this castle in the 1260s in preparation for an invasion by King Haakon IV of Norway. The Vikings took and held the castle for some time. The castle remains that are still there are from the 14th-century rebuilding.

Findlater Castle
Findlater Castle

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