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Scotland's Gardens

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SCOTLAND'S GARDENS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring Auld Friends Meet

1- 8 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides
9-16 1s turn 2s RH on sides 1½ times, 1M casts up on own side followed by partner and dances down centre to pick up 3s as 1L picks up 2s
17-24 1s with 2s and 3s dance down the middle and back to top with 1L+2s turning to face down
25-32 All set, 2s+3s set as 1s petronella turn to opposite sides; all set and 1s cross RH to 2nd place own sides

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

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This reel, Scotland's Gardens, marks the Diamond Jubilee of Scotland's Gardens Scheme in 1991.

Scotland's Gardens Scheme was founded in 1931, before the creation of the National Health Service (NHS). It raised funds for the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland, to help support the training and pensions of the Queen's Nurses.

In its first year over 250 gardens opened including Balmoral Castle, the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family. Our the years the charitable nature of the scheme has developed and expanded.

The gardens open for the scheme can be found at

Scotland's Gardens
The Drive Of Winton House When The House Was Open For The Scotland's Garden Scheme In 2010

Image copyright M J Richardson under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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