Social dance for eight, known in many versions from all over Scotland and also taught in England by various dancing masters where local versions became well-known. Not a true reel in its normal format. For the English Eight Hand Reel see here.
Known to have been taught by:
Joseph Lowe of Edinburgh.
Information derived from Thomas, A. (ed), A New Most Excellent Dancing Master, New York: Pendragon Press, (1992).