Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Glasgow Gold

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GLASGOW GOLD (M-(S96+R96)) Sq.Set J Royle
2 Ch - Honour Partner and Corner

1- 8 1L+3L dance ¾ round each other LSh while 2L and 3L cast round partners to face 1L/3L and dance ½ reel of 4 across, Ladies ½ turn corner RH
9-12 All Men dance LH across ¾ way while Ladies dance clockwise ¼ way and ½ turn corner person RH
13-16 All Ladies dance LH across ¾ way while Men dance clockwise ¼ way and ½ turn corner person RH
17-24 Repeat bars 9-16 but end with ¼ turn RH with Men in original places with corner person on their right
25-32 1M+3M ¾ turn RH and then ½ turn facing Man (2M/4M) LH, 2M+4M ¾ turn RH to all end beside partners (1 place to right of original places)
33-48 Ladies full normal Schiehallion Reel (casting to partner's place to start) while Men dance full interlocking reels of 4 across twice

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


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Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous settlement with city status in the United Kingdom.

Glasgow is situated on the River Clyde in Scotland's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as "Glaswegians" or "Weegies" and it is the fourth most visited city in the UK.

Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the fifteenth century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the eighteenth century. From the eighteenth century onwards, the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies.

With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels.

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