Dancing master from Lanark. (1859-1941). He was taught by a Mr Muir of Motherwell. He taught in the Lanark area for about three months of the year but also taught in Lockerbie, Annan, Dumfries and Kettlesholm at other times of the year. He also taught at smaller country villages during the summer.
Finishing balls were held at the end of a sequence of classes.
He taught the following social dances and notations for the stepping used in these was collected from his daughters, Marion Blackleyand Mrs Wilson:
Dashing White Sergeant
Drops of Brandy
Flowers of Edinburgh
Merry lads of Ayr
Reel of Tulloch
Rock and Wee Pickle Tow
St Patrick’s Day
He also taught the following solo dances: