Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Mid Lothian

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MID LOTHIAN (R8x40) 3C (4C set) William Campbell RSCDS Book 7

1- 8 1s cast to bottom, turn out and cast up to top
9-16 1s lead down the middle and up to top
17-24 1s+2s dance Poussette 1s end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s turn 1st corners RH, partners LH, 2nd corners RH and partner LH to places
33-40 2s+1s circle 4H round to left ½ way, 1s+2s dance ½ R&L

(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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