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Ord Arms Medley

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ORD ARMS MEDLEY (M-2x(S32+J32)) 4C set Ann And Ian Jamieson Glen Orrin Collection 1

1- 8 1s and 4s set and turn 2H, 1s lead down to bottom while 4s cast to top and 4s also 1s turn RH to own sides
9-16 2s+3s set and cross RH, set to each other on sides and turn LH
17-24 All dance Grand Chain
25-32 4s+2s and 3s+1s set and link, 2s and 3s dance ½ Fig of 8 (2s round 4s and 3s round 1s) 2413

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

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The Ord Arms Hotel is a historic establishment situated in the town of Muir of Ord, where the Glen Orrin Dancers originally met. It is located on the western boundary of the Black Isle, 13 miles west of Inverness, and 6 miles south of Dingwall, in the Highland Council area of Scotland.

Constructed in the early 19th century (1904), the hotel has served as a prominent fixture within the local community and has witnessed significant changes in the region's economic and social landscape.

The hotel's origins can be traced back to the burgeoning railway industry in the 19th century, as Muir of Ord became a key junction on the Inverness and Ross-shire Railway. The Ord Arms, strategically positioned near the railway station (about 8 minutes' walk), played a crucial role in accommodating railway travelers and contributing to the town's economic activities during this period.

Architecturally, the Ord Arms Hotel reflects the Victorian design prevalent in the era of its construction. The building exhibits characteristic features of the period, with its symmetrical facade, large windows, and a pitched roof. Over the years, the hotel has undergone several renovations and modifications to meet contemporary standards while preserving its historical charm.

Ord Arms Hotel
Ord Arms Hotel, Great North Road, Muir Of Ord, Scotland

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