Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Scott Meikle

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SCOTT MEIKLE (R4x32) 4C set Alice McLean Laurieston Collection 1 and RSCDS Book 46

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast to 2nd place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 1s+3s dance RH across, LH back
17-24 1L followed by 3L dance Tandem reel of 3 across with 2s (LSh to 2M) and 1s end 3rd place while 3M followed by 1M dance reel of 3 with 4s (LSh to 4L) and 3s end in 2nd place. 2314
25-32 1s+4s dance ½ R&L, turn partners RH 1½ times. 2341

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


Scott Meikle
Alice McLean   Laurieston Collection 1 and RSCDS Book 46
Reel   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1s cross and cast;

  5-8   1s cross up into half figures of 8 around 2s;

  9-16 1s3s right hands across and back;

17-24 1L followed by 3L dance tandem reel of 3 across with 2s WHILE 3M followed by 1M dance tandem reel of 3 across with 3s, giving left shoulder to first corner to start and finishing 3s in 2nd place, 1s in 3rd;

25-28 1s4s half rights and left;

29-32 1s 4s turn by the right 1½ times, finishing 2s3s4s1s.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

16-17 1L3L 3M1M flow smoothly from left hands across into the tandem reels.


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Dance Information

This Scottish Country Dance, Scott Meikle, is named after the son of George Meikle, the lead musician in Lothian Scottish Dance Band.

Scott Meikle was a member of the demonstration team who danced for the Queen in Edinburgh as part of the RSCDS's 75th Anniversary celebrations.

This dance, Scott Meikle, is from the Laurieston Collection of dances by Alice McLean. Laurieston is a district in the Gorbals area situated south of the River Clyde, in the Scottish city of Glasgow.

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Laurieston Image
Carlton Place, Laurieston
The showpiece of Laurieston, the residential suburb built by the brothers John and David Laurie in the early 1800s


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