Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Sands Of Forvie

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THE SANDS OF FORVIE (S3x32) 3C set Roy Goldring Social Dances 2002 (Leeds 40th Anniv)

1- 8 1s+2s circle 4H to left, set facing in, 1s cross down to 2nd place facing out while 2s cast up
9-16 1s turn 1st corners RH, turn partner LH ¾ and dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) end passing LSh to face 2nd corners
17-24 1s turn 2nd corners LH, turn partner RH ¾ and dance LH across (Man with 2s and Lady with 3s) end 2nd place own sides
25-28 1s+3s set, 1L dances down and curves left to 3rd place as 1M casts down to 3rd place while 3L casts up and 3M dances up 1 place
29-32 3s+1s circle 4H round to right

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

Dance Information

This strathspey, The Sands Of Forvie, was dedicated to the memory of Margaret Kendall who loved Forvie (Aberdeenshire). She was a dancer, teacher and artist.

The Sands of Forvie is a nature reserve north of Newburgh in Aberdeenshire in the northeast of Scotland which has an expanse of sand dunes, underneath which lies a village buried in a sandstorm over four centuries ago.

Forvie National Nature Reserve has the fifth largest sand dune system in Britain, and the least disturbed by human activity.

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Midday On Top Of The Snow-Covered Large Dune At The South Of The Sands Of Forvie

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