Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Perthshire Maiden

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE PERTHSHIRE MAIDEN (S4x32) 4C set Jean Attwood Alexander Book 6
2s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 All set, all full turn 2H to 1s facing down to 2s and 3s facing 4s. All set and all ¾ turn facing person 2H to end in lines across, Ladies BtoB in centre
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance ¾ reels of 4 across and all ¾ turn partner RH to end with 1s and 3s on Men's side and 2s and 4s on Ladies' side (Lady on Man's left)
17-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across; 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance ½ Ladies' Chain
25-32 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance ½ R&L; 1s+4s dance ½ R&L. 2(4)1(3)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Perthshire, officially the County of Perth, is a registration county in central Scotland.

It was a local government county from 1890 to 1930 and a top-level local government area between 1890-1975, governed by a county council. The county was abolished in 1975 by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and split between Central and Tayside Regions.

A maiden is a term used to describe three entirely different subjects.

A maiden may mean an unmarried girl or woman, a virgin.
It is also the term used to describe a racehorse that has never come first in a race.
It is also the term used for a machine similar to the guillotine, used in Scotland in the past to decapitate criminals.

Perthshire Map

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Text from this original Perthshire article on Wikipedia.
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