They are usually danced in "squares" or "longways",
generally in sets of four couples.
The use of French expressions in Scottish country dancing such as "poussette", "dos à dos", "pas de basque" prove that close relations existed between France and Scotland as early as the 15th century.
Scottish country dances are danced worldwide, and the RSCDS (Royal Scottish Country Dance Society) has recognised more than 500 groups (22 in France).
Please click on the links below for examples of reel, jig and strathspey :