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Linlithgow Palace

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LINLITHGOW PALACE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Mervyn C Short Imperial 4

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, dance ½ Fig of 8 (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s) and dance in to face 1st corner
9-16 1s dance RSh round 1st corner while corners change place RH, 1s pass RSh to face 2nd corners to repeat and pass LSh to 2nd place own side (face out)
17-24 3s+1s+2s Balance-in-Lines on sides and dance ½ reel of 3 on sides (1s out and up) crossing down from top to 2nd place opposite side facing out and 2s+1s+3s Balance-in-Lines on sides
25-32 1s cast clockwise round 1st corner, meet in centre and twirl to dance ½ RSh reel of 3 across (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s) ending 2nd places

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


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The ruins of Linlithgow Palace are situated in the town of Linlithgow (pronounced "lin-lith-go"), West Lothian, Scotland, 15 miles (24 km) west of Edinburgh.

The palace was one of the principal residences of the monarchs of Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries. Mary, Queen of Scots, was born at the Palace in December 1542.

Although maintained after Scotland's monarchs left for England in 1603, the palace was little used, and was burned out in 1746.

It is now a visitor attraction in the care of Historic Environment Scotland.

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