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Highland Women: Clothing

Highland Women: Clothing

Martin Martin was a gentleman from the Isle of Skye who wrote a book called The Description of the Western Isles of Scotland about 1695. He was trying to persuade Lowland Scots…

The Banshee of Ben Caledon

The Banshee of Ben Caledon

“You will hide among the herders of Clan Donald and, if you are indeed lucky, you may reach Edinburgh to warn of treachery,” said the Wise Woman. “I saw it through the stone.” …

The Banshee of Castle Muirn

The Banshee of Castle Muirn

“You will become a banshee,” said the Wise Woman. “Your people need your powers.” Shona Campbell, the daughter of a Scottish chief, is told she must marry a Lowlander with…

The Scottish Highlands & Lowlands

The Scottish Highlands & Lowlands

What is a Scottish Highlander? You would assume that someone called a Scottish Highlander lives in mountainous or at least hilly terrain of Scotland. Right! However… When I was at…

What Good are the Fairies?

What Good are the Fairies?

The fairies can be useful and kind to human beings. They bring food when a family is poor, build houses or barns overnight, and reward favours with gold. However, if…