Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Where The Almond Meets The Tay

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WHERE THE ALMOND MEETS THE TAY (S4x32) 4C set Rosalind Morrison

1- 8 1s+4s set, ½ turn 2H in centre and face down/up, 1s+4s dance down/up towards each other and cast out to 2nd/3rd place opposite sides while 2s+3s set and cast up/down to 1st/4th places
9-16 2s+1s dance RH Ladies' Chain while 4s+3s dance LH Ladies' Chain
17-24 All 4 couples set, 1s+4s dance ½ Fig of 8 round end couples (1s round 2s, 4s round 3s), 1s+4s+3s set advancing and end ready for Allemande
25-32 1s+4s+3s dance Allemande. 2341

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


Dance Information

This strathspey, "Where The Almond Meets The Tay", previously titled "Where The River Almond Flows", was renamed by the deviser February 2017.

There are two rivers in Scotland which go by the name of The River Almond. One (28 miles (45 km) long) in east-central Scotland which rises at Hirst Hill in North Lanarkshire near Shotts and runs through West Lothian, draining into the Firth of Forth at Cramond near Edinburgh and one (30 miles (48 km) long) which rises in the hills to the south-east of Loch Tay, flows eastwards through Glenalmond and runs through the village of Almondbank, before joining the Tay immediately north of Perth, Scotland.

The River Almond Image
River Almond At Newton Bridge
The River Which Joins The Tay (After Which This Dance Is Named)


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Text from this original River Almond, Lothian article on Wikipedia.
Text from this original River Almond, Perth and Kinross article on Wikipedia.
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