Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Strathaird

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STRATHAIRD (S4x32) 4C set Paul Bond Second Sheaf Collection

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s set and link; 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance RH across. End on sides, 2s and 4s facing down, 1s+3s facing up
9-16 All dance RSh reels of 3 on sides
17-22 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance ½ R&L; 1s set while 2s,3s and 4s cross RH with partner
23-24 All set, 1s turning to face down, 2s, 3s and 4s face up
25-28 1s+2s change places on sides (1L+2M LH, 1M+2L RH), 1s+3s change places on sides (1L+3M RH, 1M+3L LH)
29-32 1s+4s change places on sides (1L+4M LH, 1M+4L RH), 1s cross RH while 2s+3s+4s set on sides. 2341

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


Dance Information

Strathaird is a peninsula on the island of Skye, Scotland, situated between Loch Slapin and Loch Scavaig on the south coast.

Skye, approximately sixty miles in length, presents an indeterminable breadth. Strathaird, however, assumes a straightforward triangular shape, with the apex to the south where the lochs converge. The base, less defined, lies within the Cuillin mountain range complex. Strathaird includes the Munro Blà Bheinn, reaching 928 metres (3,045 ft).

Strathaird, Skye's smallest and least populated peninsula, encompasses hamlets such as Elgol, Kirkibost, Kilmarie, Drinan, and Glasnakille, accessible via the B8083 road. East of Kirkibost, along Loch Slapin, lie the ruins of the Iron Age hill fort Dun Ringill.

Historically central to Clan Mackinnon, Strathaird is steeped in tradition, with Dun Ringill believed to have been the clan's seat at one point.



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