Highland and Scottish Step Dance instructions

I am collecting instructions and sources for Highland and Scottish step dances so they can be more widely available. If you know of a dance I've missed, please let me know, whether you can provide a source or instructions or not. Also, if you can provide more detail about any of the dances below, I'd love to hear (and best of all would be if you can provide instructions...without breaking copyright, of course).

Thanks to all those who have provided information, in particular Mats Melin who checked the whole list and provided a list of the complete set of SOHDA leaflets.

At the moment I have:

The Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing can be reached at S.O.B.H.D., Heritage House, 32 Grange Loan, Edinburgh EH9 2NR. Their Textbook, Highland Dancing, is published by Lindsay Publications, PO Box 812, Glasgow G14 9NP, Scotland, UK. ISBN 1 8981 6901 2. It contains Basic Positions, Basic Movements and Basic Steps, followed by descriptions of the following dances: The Highland Fling, The Sword Dance (Gillie Chalium), Seann Truibhas, Strathspey, Highland Reel, Basic Reel Steps and Reel of Tulloch or "Hullachan".

The Scottish Official Highland Dancing Association have published a selection of leaflets, listed here.

Dannsa Nan Eileanach (Hebridean Dances) can be obtained from Amazon, ISBN 0861529138, or from Acair Ltd., 7 James St., Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.

I have other pages for Scottish dance in general, Scottish country dance, Ceilidh dance and Scottish music.

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