The Sunday Class
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Taught/practised on: 2014 July 6 th
THE DOUNE FERRYMAN  (J4x40)  3s & 4s on opp sides Barry Priddey  Phantom Piper Set  1- 4 All set then 1s & 4s ½ turn RH moving to centre into prom hold as 2s & 3s cast to ends   5- 8 1s & 4s in prom hold dance ½ reels of 3 across with 2s/3s (1s RSh to 2M, 4s RSh to 3M)  9-16 1s+4s dance RH across ½ way & ½ turn partner into prom hold, 4s & 1s prom hold ½ reels of 3 across with 2s/3s (4s RSh to 2M, 1s RSh to 3M) 17-24 4s+1s dance RH across ½ way & ½ turn partner into prom hold, 1s & 4s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (4s RSh to 2M, 1s RSh to 3M) 25-32 4s & 1s dance into ½ reels of 3 across (4s LSh to 3M, 1s LSh to 2M), 4s+1s dance ½ RH across & cross RH to end 3 1 (4)(2) 33-40 All circle 8H round & back
The bridge over the River Teith at Doune was originally built in 1535 by Robert Spittal of Stirling, tailor to King James IV (or more accurately Queen Margaret), and a philanthropist who, when he died in 1558, left money to alleviate poverty in Stirling and build “useful bridges in the neighbourhood”. The story of this bridge however is, allegedly, that having been refused passage by the ferryman on an occasion when he had not enough money with him to pay the full fare, Robert Spittal subsequently had the bridge built out of spite to deprive the ferryman of his living. The bridge is a simple stone structure with 2 semi-circular arches across the river. It retains its original inscription panel, along with a coat of arms on the eastern parapet.