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The Club . . . .

The Carnoustie SCD Club is a non-affiliated group of Scottish Country Dancers, who meet on Thursday evenings most weeks from September through to May. It is located in the town of Carnoustie in the County of Angus, Scotland, the home of the world famous Champion Golf Course.

The Club hosts a number of open dances in larger venues in the town, of particular note are a series of five Summer Dances held in the Beach Hall in the Carnoustie Leisure Centre. These are enthusiastically attended by country dancers from the surrounding area and by visitors from abroad, and usually including some from the RSCDS Summmer School at St Andrews.

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THE BIRLIN' BIRKIE (32 bar jig for 3 couples in a 4 couple set)

Banffshire RSCDS Branch Jubilee Book 2004, devised by Bob Taylor

1 - 41's dance in & cast 1 place, while 2's set & cross up to 1st place on opposite sides.
5 - 81's turn 1 1/4 RH (or birl) to finish in middle of set 1M facing 2M, 1L facing 3M.
9 -121's 1/2 RSh reels across set, 1M with 2nd cpl & 1L with 3rd cpl.
13-16 1's, 1M above 1L in middle of set, turn 1 1/2 LH (or birl) to finish in promenade hold facing M's side, while 2M with 3L & 3M with 2L turn LH into promenade hold on sidelines in 2nd position, facing each other across set (lady on R of man).
17-24Reel of 3 across set; 1's begin passing 2M & 3L RSh. 2nd & 3rd cpls finish on sidelines, 2nd cpl in 1st pl own side, 3rd cpl in 3rd pl on opposite sides. 1st cpl end in middle of set facing down, 1M with partner on R.
25-281's dance down below 3's, cross & cast up 1pl own side, while 3rd cpl set & cross RH to end on own side.
29-321's turn RH once or birl.

Useful Links

RSCDS website

RSCDS Dundee website

List of SCD events in Scotland

Street Map

Inverness Highland Ball website