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The Misses Cramb Of Linlithgow

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THE MISSES CRAMB OF LINLITHGOW (J3x32) 3C set Isobel Cramb 1974 SCDs For Children

1- 8 1s followed by 2s and 3s lead down, cross, dance back on opposite side and cross RH back to place
9-16 1s, 2s and 3s dance 2 steps forward slightly to right, join hands in line and retire, repeat to left
17-24 1s cross down RH to 2nd place, set, cross down to 3rd place LH and set
25-32 2s+3s+1s turn partners RH and LH

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The "Misses" referred to in this dance, were the granddaughters of the deviser, Isobel Cramb.

Linlithgow (pronounced "lin-lith-go") is a town in West Lothian, Scotland.

It was historically West Lothian's county town, reflected in the county's alternative name of Linlithgowshire. An ancient town, it lies south of its two most prominent landmarks: Linlithgow Palace and Linlithgow Loch, and north of the Union Canal, 20 miles (32 km) west of Edinburgh along the main railway route to Glasgow.

Linlithgow's patron saint is Saint Michael and its motto is St. Michael is kinde to straingers. A statue of the saint holding the burgh coat of arms stands on the High Street.

The chief historic attraction of Linlithgow is the remains of Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of James V and Mary, Queen of Scots, and probably Scotland's finest surviving late medieval secular building.

The present palace was started (on an older site) in 1424 by James I of Scotland. It was burnt in 1746, and, whilst unroofed, it is still largely complete in terms of its apartments, though very few of the original furnishings survived.

Linlithgow - Information Video

Linlithgow Palace From The Public Park Surrounding It, Known As The Peel

Image copyright AlistairMcMillan July 10 2005 [CC BY-SA (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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