The Lothian Lass
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE LOTHIAN LASS (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Alan Rintoul
1- 8 1s cross, cast 1 place and dance ½ reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s)
9-16 1s dance LH across with other couple, set and turn 2H to face 1st corners (pstns)
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass RSh to dance ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners and pass RSh to end in 2nd place own sides
25-32 1s dance 2 petronella turns to opposite sides while 2s+3s change places RH on sides and cross LH; 2s+1s+3s set and cross RH. 213
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Dance InformationLothian (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".
Lothian (Red) Shown Within Scotland (Pink)
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