Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Vale Of Strathmore

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE VALE OF STRATHMORE (S3x32) 3C set Ann Dix Reel Friends 1

1- 8 1s+2s dance double Fig of 8 (1s cross down to start)
9-16 1s dance ½ reel of 3 on sides (1s dancing between 2s to start), 3s (1st place) set while 2s+1s change places on side (Ladies RH, Men LH), 2s (in 3rd place) set while 1s+3s change places on side (Ladies LH, Men RH)
17-24 1s and 2s ¾ turn RH into centre (M facing up, L down) and set while 3s cast to dance clockwise between 1s/2s and into centre (M facing up and L down), 1s+3s+2s turn RH 1¼ times to end facing up in centre
25-32 1s+3s+2s dance Allemande

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The name "Strathmore" comes from the Scottish Gaelic for "large valley" and so can refer to a number of places in Scotland (and others around the world), for example Strathmore, Angus, where Glamis Castle can be found and Strathmore, Sutherland, Scotland.

Vale Of Strathmore
The River Isla Flowing Through The Vale Of Strathmore North Of Coupar Angus

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