Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Haar On The Hill

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HAAR ON THE HILL (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Rona McLeod West Lothian Branch Book

1- 8 1s cross down, dance out round 3s, meet and dance up middle to end BtoB facing out on opposite sides, join hands with corners and set
9-16 1s change places with 1st corners RH, 1st corners change places with 2nd corners LH, 2nd corners change places with 1s RH and 1s face out again and set with corners
17-24 1s dance RSh round 1st corner (position) to meet in centre and 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH, remaining in centre facing up ready for...
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance Allemande

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


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In meteorology, haar or sea fret 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.

Haar is typically formed over the sea and is blown onto the land by the wind. This commonly occurs when warmer moist air moves over the relatively cooler North Sea causing the moisture in the air to condense, forming haar.

Sea breezes and easterly winds then bring the haar into the east coast of Scotland and North-East England where it can continue for several miles inland. This can be common in the UK summer when heating of the land creates a sea breeze, bringing haar in from the sea and as a result can significantly reduce temperatures compared to those just a few miles inland.

Haar Or Sea-Mist On The Hill Of Muckle Heog Image
Haar Or Sea-Mist Starts To Obscure The Hill Of Muckle Heog Behind The Houses At Burnside And Dale, Shetland Isles, Scotland


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