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The Old Way Of Killiecrankie

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THE OLD WAY OF KILLIECRANKIE (R3x48) 3C set RSCDS Leaflet Dances 24

1- 8 1s dance Figs of 8 round 2s+3s on own sides dancing between 2s to start
9-16 1s dance DoSiDo, cast 1 place and ¾ turn RH to face out on Men's side with nearer hands joined (Lady on Man's right)
17-24 1s dance out Men's side and cast back to middle (Lady up and Man down), dance out Ladies' side and cast back to middle facing up (Lady on Man's right)
25-32 2s+1s dance RH across and LH back (1s end in 2nd place own sides)
33-40 1s turn RH, lead up between 2s and cast to 3rd place own sides
41-48 3s+1s circle 4H round and back

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

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Killiecrankie is a location in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, notable for its historical significance and natural attributes. It gained historical prominence due to the Battle of Killiecrankie, a conflict fought on July 27, 1689, during the Jacobite rising of that year. The battle unfolded between the Jacobite forces, loyal to James II, and the government troops supporting William of Orange.

The battle is chiefly remembered for the intense nature of the fighting and the significant casualties on both sides. Notably, the Jacobites, led by John Graham of Claverhouse (also known as "Bonnie Dundee"), achieved a tactical victory. However, their success was overshadowed by the death of Dundee, which had strategic implications for the Jacobite cause.

Killiecrankie is also renowned for its picturesque natural surroundings. The River Garry flows through the narrow gorge of Killiecrankie, creating a landscape of scenic beauty. The wooded areas and rugged terrain add to the appeal of the location, attracting tourists and nature enthusiasts. The National Trust for Scotland manages a visitor center at Killiecrankie, providing information about the battle, the natural environment, and local flora and fauna.

The site has been designated as a Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to its diverse plant life, including several rare species. Additionally, Killiecrankie is part of the larger Tummel Valley, known for its biodiversity and geological features.

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