Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Tartan Bows

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TARTAN BOWS (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Penny Fee Wallington Scottish Association

1- 8 1s dance in and cast (2s step up); 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance 4 bars "Hello-Goodbye" setting to face 2nd corners; 1s dance ½ diag reel of 4 with 2nd corners and finish facing 2nd corner position again (1s do not pass in centre)
17-24 1s dance 4 bars "Hello-Goodbye" setting to face 3rd corner position; 1s dance ½ diag reel of 4 and finish in 2nd place own side (1M face up/1L face down)
25-32 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise ½ round; all turn partners RH (2s and 3s once round, 1s turn 1½) 213

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


Tartan Ribbon Bow Image
Tartan Ribbon, Photograph Taken By James Clerk Maxwell In 1861.

(This photograph is considered the first durable colour photographic image, and the very first made by the three-colour method Maxwell first suggested in 1855.
Maxwell's three-colour approach underlies nearly all forms of colour photography, whether film-based, analogue video, or digital.
The three photographic plates now reside in a small museum at 14 India Street, Edinburgh, the house where Maxwell was born.)



Image Copyright James Clerk Maxwell (original photographic slides) scan by User:Janke. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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