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The name Baldovan in Gaelic means "deep settlement". Baldovan village was a small semi-rural community built
in the 1830s as an expansion of Dundee northwards, when Baldovan estate was owned by the Ogilvie's of
Inverquharity. The village became a self contained, proud community - it even had its own tram terminus - but is
no longer there, having been cleared to make way for Dundee's expansion, only remembered in Baldovan Road
which runs from Downfield to Strathmartine Hospital, formerly Baldovan Institution.
Douglas Henderson devised at least 35 dances including 3 Baldovan dances - Reel, Jig & Strathspey (all 4 x32
bars) - and The Blue Mess Jacket. He was a member of Herefordshire RSCDS Branch in its early days and then
lived in Dundee. He died in 1987.
Douglas Henderson Baldovan Dances
1s dance RSh round each other & dance Crown Triangles (start with
Man facing 3s & Lady facing 2s)
1s dance reel of 4 with 2nd corners passing RSh
1s dance reel of 4 with 1st corners passing RSh ending in 2nd place on
1s set & cast 1 place, cross over RH & change places LH on side with