Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Shetland Welcome

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A SHETLAND WELCOME (J4x32) 4C set Rosalind Morrison The Islands Set
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s cross RH and cast in 1 place, 1L+4M also 1M+4L turn RH 1½ times into prom hold
9-16 1L+4M dance reel of 3 across with 3s (LSh to 3M) while 1M+4L reel with 2s (LSh to 2M)
17-24 1L+4M and 1M+4L set advancing to partners, 4s and 1s set to end couples and turn corners dancing between end couples
25-32 All circle 8H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Shetland, also called the Shetland Islands, is a subarctic archipelago of Scotland that lies north-east of mainland Britain. The Shetland islands lie some 80 km (50 mi) to the northeast of Orkney.


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