Myth and Legend
 

Myths & Legends of Scotland

The Loch and the U-Boats

The Loch and The U-Boats   Loch Eriboll (Scottish Gaelic: "Loch Euraboil") is a sea loch on the north coast of Scotland, which has been used for centuries as a deep water anchorage as it is safe from the often stormy seas of Cape Wrath and the Pentland Firth. It is named after the villag...

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A Black Fishing Day

A Black Fishing Day   A Sad Day for Wick   In 1768, Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster built a quay at Wick in order to promote the town as a herring fishing centre. Progress was made with the intervention of the British Fisheries Society, harbour improvements made by Thomas Telford in 1810...

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The Brahan Seer: Scottish Nostradamus

The Brahan Seer – The Scottish Nostradamus The Brahan Seer, said to be Kenneth Mackenzie, was, according to legend, a predictor of the future who lived in the 17th century and was gifted with “the sight”  an ability to see visions that came unbidden day or night. His p...

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Badbea: The Tale of a Highland Clearance

The Story of a Highland Clearance     The Highland Clearances was the eviction, mostly during the 18th and 19th centuries, of a significant number of tenants in the Scottish Highlands.   It resulted from enclosures of common lands and a change from farming to sheep raising, ...

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The Story of Nessie

The Story of Nessie       Ahhh Nessie One Story everyone knows about Scotland. Or So they Think.   We could go on for pages and pages, the story is endless, from folklore to books, to movies, Nessie has been retold a thousand times.   But the real truth behind this...

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All About Scotland

    A Video Playlist that Showcases Scotland and it's History and Culture and its People.     HJere's a Wee Gem   Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall goes to Scotland and catches a real wild haggis. From 'River Cottage Road Trip' TV Program ...

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Maggie Wall

The Witch called Maggie Wall   Before we go on to the Mysterious and unexplained story of Maggie Wall lets first quickly explain the history behind Scottish Witches. Witch trials in early modern Scotland were the judicial proceedings in Scotland between the early sixteenth century and the...

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The Beatles

The Beatles   The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. But what may I hear you say have the Biggest Band...

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Suicide Bridge

  When you talk about Suicide you sadly think of Folk at the end of their tether and taking their lives. Some actually jump from bridges, buildings or cliffs in a sad end to a life. But here in Scotland there is something very strange about the Bridge shown above. This is Overtoun Bridge is ...

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The Forgotten King of Scotland

The Forgotten King of Scotland     The King of Scotland?   So who is this forgotten King of Scotland. To me I always thought it was Idi Amin. I always remember him calling himself the proclaimed King of Scotland, serious, funny, it all depended who you were, personally I thoug...

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Saint Andrew

Saint Andrew The Patron Saint of Scotland Saint Andrew, a Fisherman and the Patron Saint of Scotland, Barbados, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Sicily, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Patras, San Andrés (Tenerife), Amalfi, Luqa (Malta) and Prussia; Diocese of Victoria. So he must have been some guy ...

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