Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Sauchie Haugh

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SAUCHIE HAUGH (S8x32) 2C (4C set) George S Emmerson RSCDS Leaflet Dances 29

1- 8 1s lead down the middle and back (end facing down)
9-16 1s+2s dance the Rondel
17-24 2s+1s Adv&Ret 1 step, turn partners 2H and circle 4H round to left
25-32 2s+1s dance Diamond Poussette

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

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Dance Information

"Sauchie Haugh" is Scots for "willow bank" or "low-lying ground or meadow covered with willow trees".

Sauchiehall Street (pronounced "sok ee hawl") is one of Glasgow's best-known streets taking its name from Sauchie Haugh, meaning low-lying ground covered with willow trees. Until the end of the 18th century it was renowned for remaining wet and boggy throughout the year.

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Sauchie Haugh

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