Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Rosslyn Castle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ROSSLYN CASTLE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Hugh A Thurston 16 SCDs

1- 8 1s set and change places RH, 1s+2s set to and change places RH with partners. 1(2)3
9-16 1s+2s+3s set to and change places RH with partners, 1s+2s+3s advance setting and ½ turn partner 2H. 1(2)3
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance Grand Chain (1s cross to start)
25-32 1s+2s dance ½ R&L, 1s ½ turn RH

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

Dance Information

Also see the dance Roslin Castle by Jean Attwood.

Rosslyn Castle (sometimes spelt Roslin) is a partially ruined castle near the village of Roslin in Midlothian, Scotland. It is located around 9 miles south of Edinburgh, on the north bank of the North Esk and was the seat of the St Clairs of Orkney, who also built the Rosslyn Chapel, only a few hundred metres away from Roslin Castle.

There has been a castle on the site since the early 14th century (1304), when the Sinclair family, Earls of Caithness and Barons of Roslin, fortified the site, although the present ruins are of a slightly later date.

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Rosslyn Castle

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