Highland Dancers are usually “whirling an ‘a birling”, spinning and twirling, moving in circles around each other, weaving in and out.

When I think of highland dancing and all those lessons we used to have at school, practising our fancy footwork and crowd-pleasing moves for the “end of year” dances, I don’t remember dancing in lines at all.  That’s why this picture, to me at least, seems a little odd.  (Although, obviously, it is choreographed for the show…)

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, August 2010.

I like to be a tourist in my own homeland too 🙂