Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Reivers

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THE REIVERS (R8x32) 2C (4C set) R Smith RSCDS Book 23

1- 8 1M followed by 2M dances a Fig of 8 round 2L and 1L (RSh to 2L) 1M crosses to 2nd place own side and 2M to 1st place
9-16 1L+2L (facing across) set twice and 1s+2s circle 4H round to left to face partner diagonally
17-24 1s+2s Adv&Ret diagonally, 1s+2s advance, 2s Retire as 1s ¾ turn RH to end BtoB facing opposite partner
25-32 1s dance diagonal LSh reel of 4 with 2s, 1M ends in 2nd place as 1L turns 2L LH to end in 2nd place

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

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The Border Reivers were raiders along the Anglo-Scottish border from the late 13th century to the beginning of the 17th century.

Their ranks consisted of both Scottish and English families, and they raided the entire border country without regard to their victims' nationality.

Border Reivers At Gilnockie Tower

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