Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LOCHMABEN (R4x32) 4C set John W Mitchell Whetherly Sh 27

1- 8 1s and 3s cross RH, cast down below next couple and lead up to end in lines of 4 across facing up, all Adv&Ret for 2 steps
9-16 1s and 3s lead up and cast 1 place on opposite sides (2s/4s up), 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance ½ R&L. 1234
17-24 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s dance up and lead down the middle in prom hold, dance out to Men's side and up to places
25-32 1s cast, cross RH and cast to bottom while others join hands and step up

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

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Lochmaben is a small town in Scotland, and site of a once-important castle. It lies four miles west of Lockerbie, in Dumfries and Galloway.

The town stands on the shore of Castle Loch. The area has been inhabited since c. 4000BC. There were loch dwellers in crannogs on the loch, one of which has been dated to 630AD. Lochmaben became a Royal Burgh in 1447, and in 1579 James IV granted the town a Royal Charter at a cost of £40.

The town hall was built in 1723 and still functions as the local government administration office. Famous residents have included Robert the Bruce, and William Paterson, founder of the Bank of England.

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