1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, cross RH, 1s face out and cast (2s step up) and 1s turn RH to face out on opposite sides. (2)(1)(3)
9-16 Promenade (Chaperoned) Chain progression:-
' 9-10 2s and 3s ¾ turn partner RH into middle while 1s dance clockwise ¼ round the set picking up 2M/3L...
' 11-14 who promenade ½ way clockwise while middle people (3M + 2L) turn LH 1½
' 15-16 2s and 3s turn partner RH ¾ to own sides while 1s dance clockwise ¼ round to join RH in centre and LH with 1st corner pstn
17-24 1s dance The Spoke:-
' 17-18 Balance-in-Line with 1st corner positions, drop LH and dancing couple move clockwise to next corner
' 19-24 Repeat with next 3 corners (all couples pas-de-basque for 8 bars). (3)(1)(2)
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance LSh reels of 3 on opposite sides (1L up, LSh to 3L, 1M down, LSh to 2M). 1s end in 2nd place opposite sides
33-40 3s+1s+2s Set+Link twice. 213
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
The current lock-keeper's cottage was built in 1769 (renovated by the National Trust in 1987). The original lock construction required manual water paddles, but a tumbling bay system was installed by the National Trust.