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The Ullapool Ferry

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THE ULLAPOOL FERRY (R4x32) 4C set Pat Houghton RSCDS Book 52

1- 8 1s+2s dance Double Fig of 8 (1s cross down, 2s dance up). 2s end facing out
9-12 ½ mirror reels of 3 on sides (1s in/down to start). 2s face out
13-16 1s turn RH while 2s+3s turn 1½ on sides (Ladies LH, Men RH) 2314
17-24 1s+4s set, dance DoSiDo; 1M and 4L set on sides while partners set advancing to face partner on diagonal
25-32 1s+4s dance Hello-Goodbye Poussette:
 25-26 All set moving on 2nd step into lines across (1M+4L BtoB)
 27-28 Repeat, moving on 2nd step into diagonal lines between 3L and 4M place (1L+4M BtoB)
 29-30 Repeat, moving on 2nd step into line up/down (4L+1M BtoB)
 31-32 4s+1s drop hands and petronella turn to sides. 2341

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

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Ullapool is a town of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross and Cromarty in the Scottish Highlands.

Despite its small size it is the largest settlement for many miles around and an important port and tourist destination. The North Atlantic Drift passes Ullapool, moderating the temperature.

Ullapool lies on Loch Broom, on the A835 road from Inverness, with the Ullapool River flowing through the village.

In 1970 Ross and Cromarty council voted to create a new ferry terminal at Ullapool. The harbour is also used as a fishing port and yachting haven.

The ferry to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis is the principal means of communication with the Outer Hebrides and is served by the largest vessel in the CalMac fleet.

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Ullapool Ferry
MV Isle Of Lewis At Ullapool Pier, Lochbroom, Scotland, c. 2010

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