SCHOTTISCHE, the German for " Scottish," a name given to a dance, der schottische Tanz, introduced into England about 1850. It was a form of polka, with two figures. The " Highland Schottische " is a lively dance resembling a fling. What is known as the " barn dance " was first known in America as the " Military Schottische."
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)