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Lothian Lads

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LOTHIAN LADS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Brodie Book

1- 8 1s lead down and ¾ turn RH to 1L facing down, 1M up, set, retain hold of RH and 1L turns under partner's right arm, 1L followed by 1M dance up
9-16 1s dance RH across with 2L, 1s dance LH across with 3M to end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass RSh to face 2nd corners. 1s dance ½ reel with 2nd corners, end in 2nd place opposite side facing down
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance ½ Grand Chain turning 3rd person RH. 213

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


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Lothian (Scottish Gaelic: "Lodainn") is a region of the Scottish Lowlands, lying between the southern shore of the Firth of Forth and the Lammermuir Hills.

The principal settlement is the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, while other significant towns include Livingston, Linlithgow, Bathgate, Queensferry, Dalkeith, Musselburgh, Prestonpans, North Berwick, Dunbar, and Haddington.

Historically, the term Lothian referred to a province encompassing most of what is now southeastern Scotland. In the 7th century it came under the control of the Anglian kingdom of Bernicia, the northern part of the later kingdom of Northumbria, but the Angles' grip on Lothian was quickly weakened following the Battle of Nechtansmere in which they were defeated by the Picts. Lothian was annexed to the Kingdom of Scotland around the 10th century.

Subsequent Scottish history saw the region subdivided into three shires - Mid, East, and West Lothian - leading to the popular designation of "The Lothians".

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