The Lovat Scouts

32 bar Reel.

There are two steps to each bar.

1 – 4 1st couple cross over, giving right hands, and cast off one place (2nd move up on 3-4).

5 - 8 2nd couple do the same (1st move up on 7-8).

9 -12 1st and 2nd couples cross, giving right hands to partners, and dance right hands across half round.

13-16 They cross again, giving left hands to partners, and dance left hands across half round.

17-24 1st couple set and cast off, then set and, giving near hands to partners, dance up to top place, 'wrong' sides.

25-28 2nd couple set, approaching, and lead up crossing back to own sides.

29-32 1st couple cross back to own sides, giving right hands, and cast off into 2nd place, while 2nd cast off and dance up to top place, giving near hands to partner.

Repeat, having passed a couple.

Dance devised by Hugh Foss.

Tune: The Lovat Scouts' March, by J. Scott Skinner (The Monikie Series, No.1).

Copyright, 1970, by Hugh Foss, Dalry, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Glendarroch Scottish Country Dance Sheet No.43.