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The Haar On Skye

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THE HAAR ON SKYE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Marilyn Watson RSCDS Graded 3

1- 8 1s+2s circle 4H round and back
9-16 1s cross down, giving RH, between 2s, cast round 3s, cross RH up between 3s, and cast up behind 2s, meet in middle, 1st place facing down, 2s step in to face 1s
17-24 1s+2s dance the Rondel with 1s finishing in 2nd place facing down
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance Grand Chain

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

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In meteorology, haar is a cold sea fog. It occurs most often on the east coast of England or Scotland between April and September, when warm air passes over the cold North Sea.

The Isle of Skye is sometimes referred to as The Misty Isle. According to some authors, it was referred to in Norse as skuy (misty isle), skýey or skuyö (isle of cloud). It is not certain whether the Gaelic poetic name for the island, "Eilean a' Cheò", "isle of the mist" precedes or postdates the Norse name.

The Misty Isle
Mist Swirling Around The Storr On The Isle Of Skye

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