X:1 T:Winchburgh Castle M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Köhler’s Violin Repository Book 3 (1885, p. 276) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A,2|ODD3(F3E) (DEFG) AF3|(G3B)(F3A) EFGA Bcde|f3(de3)(c d3)B(A3F)| (3G2A2B2 (3A2B2c2 dD3D3A,|DD3(F3E) (DEF)G AF3|(G3B)(F3A) (E3F)G3g| (3f2e2d2 (3c2d2e2 d3B(A3F)|(3G2A2B2 (3A2B2c2 d4 (d2||f2)|dd3 (fga2) (d3a)f3a| g3(c3B) (3A2B2c2 (3e2f2g2|fd3fa3 b3g(e3d)|(3c2d2e2 (3A2B2c2 d4 (df3)|dd3 (fga2) (d3a)f3a| g3e(c3B) (3A2B2c2 (3e2f2g2|(3f2d2f2 (3e2c2e2 d3B(A3F)|(3G2A2B2 (3A2B2c2 (3d2A2G2 (3F2G2E2O:|]
WINCHBURGH CASTLE. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The name Winchburgh derives from the Old English words uincel and burh, meaning 'settlement on a waterway'. There has been a dwelling at Winchburgh for over one thousand years, most likely close to Niddry Castle, a tall and forbidding tower dating to the 15th century which gave shelter to Mary Queen of Scots the night she escaped from captivity on the island in Lochleven. However, there are other 'castles' in the vicinity as well.