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THE RED ROSE OF DUNOON (S4x32) 3s & 4s on opp sides Jean Attwood  Alexander Book 3  1- 8 1s & 4s set & cast in 1 place, cross RH & cast to ends to form lines across (1s between 2 & 4s between 3s)  9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s Adv+Ret up/down, 1s+4s dance ½ R&L while 2s+3s turn RH on sides into square formation 17-24 All set HS & turn corners 2H twice to end on sidelines 25-32 All set to partners, 4s+2s also 3s+1s dance ¾ Fig of 8 (end couples cast to start) to end 2 4(1)(3)
Dunoon is a resort town situated on the Cowal Peninsula, on the Firth of Clyde to the south of Holy Loch and the west of Gourock. There is a large statue to Robert Burns' love Highland Mary, also known as Bonny Mary O' Argyll, located on Castle Hill, just below the remains of the 12th century Dunoon Castle. Very little remains of the castle, which would originally have belonged to the Lamont family but became a royal castle in 1472 with the Earls of Argyll (Campbells) as hereditary keepers, paying a nominal rent of a single red rose, which was to be presented to the reigning monarch whenever he or she stayed at the castle. In July 1563, Mary Queen of Scots visited the area for two days and was duly presented with a red rose (luckily her visit was in July when it would be reasonably easy to pay the rent!). The castle was destroyed during the rebellion in 1685. In August 1958 the Queen visited Dunoon and was duly presented with one red rose in token of rent.
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