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This  site was  inspired by The Red Thistle Dancers and their performance at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, to celebrate the 2015 tour of paintings from The National Galleries of Scotland.  Here are The Red Thistle Dancers and Red Thistle Music posing by the famous "The Skating Minister" painting.   The performance included, "The Minister on the Loch" Country Dance.





The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch, better known by its shorter title The Skating Minister, is an oil painting allegedly by Sir Henry Raeburn in the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh. It was practically unknown until about 1949, but has since become one of Scotland's best-known paintings. It is considered an icon of Scottish culture, painted during one of the most remarkable periods in the country's history, the Scottish Enlightenment.

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