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Cumberland Square Eight

By |2019-09-10T09:21:04+00:00September 10th, 2019|Dancing|

The Cumberland Square Eight is done in groups of eight but within the larger group of eight everyone has a partner. The dance is formed when four couples stand in a square facing in the way towards each other. We use the terminology 'Lady' and 'Man' when describing the roles in the Cumberland Square Eight [...]

London Bees

By |2019-08-21T10:52:22+00:00August 21st, 2019|Environment, London|

We have launched a campaign to help London Bees by asking the mayor, Sadiq Khan, to trial bee-friendly Bus Shelters. You can sign the petition here. The idea is being trialled in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Their goal is to be the healthiest region in Europe. There is no cost to the city council [...]

Loomshed Brewery

By |2019-04-30T19:02:56+00:00April 29th, 2019|food and drink, Scottish business, Uncategorized|

We catch up with entrepreneur and head brewer, Calum Bennett at Loomshed Brewery Hi Calum, tell us why you think Harris needs a brewery? Personally, I think everywhere should have a local brewery, it makes for a much more interesting beer scene, increases consumer choice, increases local employment and is environmentally better than importing beer. [...]

The Orcadian Strip The Willow

By |2019-04-23T14:20:05+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Dancing|

Orcadian Strip The Willow - positioning The Orcadian Strip the Willow is a high energy dance, couples form a line down the centre of the room facing each other. Traditionally men stand on the right and ladies on the left (as viewed by the band). However,  as long as you stand opposite your partner and [...]

The Gay Gordons

By |2019-03-11T21:45:49+00:00March 11th, 2019|Dancing|

The background to the Gay Gordons Named after a famous Scottish army regiment (known as the Gordon Highlanders), the Gay Gordons is a very popular couples ceilidh dance.  Whilst the dance normally begins as a partner dance, it can be made progressive. It is danced in a big circle of couples. Traditionally the lady stands [...]