The Scottish paper, which cannot be named for legal reasons, has published the names on its front page and included details of the case.The newspaper is legally entitled to publish the identities of the couple because the appeal court order only applies in England and Wales, but it cannot name the couple online.The usual set shape is "longwise" - each man opposite his partner with all the men in one line facing a similar line of women.
There are various kinds of figures ranging from the very simple (e.g.a couple changing places across the set giving right hands) to fairly intricate convolutions involving three or four couples at the same time (e.g. Dances are generally made up of eight bar phrases with a single "time through" lasting between 24 and 64 bars and repeated as many times as there are couples in the set.The affair has been the topic of growing speculation in recent weeks.The couple’s identities were revealed in an American paper last week and then repeated in international publications and disseminated across social media.Derived from early British forms of Country dancing, SCD is related to English country dancing, contra dancing, cèilidh dancing, Old time dancing and Irish set dancing due to the combination of some of these dance forms in early Country dance forms and later cross-over introduced by their overlapping influences via dancers and dance masters.
Scottish country dancing (a social form of dance with three or more couples of dancers) should not be confused with Scottish highland dance (a solo form of dance).
Some dances also involve setting steps from Highland dancing, such as the rocking step, high cuts, or Highland schottische.
In quick time, there is also the slip step for quick sideways movement, e.g. In SCD classes there is often a certain focus on "correct technique", this applies especially to footwork and the positions of the feet at various points during the steps.
Unlike cèilidh dancing or English country dancing, which are usually done using walking or running steps, Scottish country dancing uses different steps according to a dance's choreography (although most people in Scotland use the terms 'cèilidh dancing' or 'country dancing' interchangeably, with 'county dancing' often being taught in schools and later used at 'cèilidh' events).
Travelling steps include the skip-change of step in quick-time dances and the Strathspey travelling step in strathspey time, while setting steps include the pas de basque in quick time and the common schottische/Strathspey setting step in strathspey time.
Scottish country dances are made up of figures of varying length to suit the phrasing of Scottish country dance tunes.