google failed me!!!
Herbold.Bruce May 24, 2006, 10:31 p.m. (Message 45364)
So I'm teaching the lovely dance -- The Braes of Mellinish -- and 765 of the 766 references to "Mellinish" that Google found for me were references to the tune or dance. It seems there was one historical person who was a plasterer by trade and who carried the name Mellinish. Other than that I am at a loss as to where the bonny braes might have actually been located. But my faith in the Strathspey server stays strong -- I wait with bated breath. (much nicer than baited or baetid breaths). Bruce Herbold San Francisco Branch