All Stories

Martin and the Dragon

Martin and the Dragon “Tempted at Pitempton, Draigled at Baldragon, Stricken at Strathmartin, And kill’d at Martin’s Stane.” By Rebecca Brown The City of Dundee

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Angus and Bride

Bride, Angus and the Cailleach And so winter gave way to spring, and then summer and autumn as Angus and Bride continued to rule, only

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The Baobhan Sith

The Baobhan Sith Before long, the women were singing an enchanting song and the hunters needed no more invitation to dance. They all seemed completely

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Samhain

Samhain While the supermarket shelves are stocked with plastic scythes and witches hats, this time of year meant something much different to our ancestors. By

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The Headless Drummer Boy

The Headless Drummer Boy …round and round and round, rat-tat-tatting on his drum. On closer inspection, frightened castle servants would observe that the unknown young

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The Gorbals Vampire

The Gorbals Vampire After school, hundreds of children of all ages armed themselves with blades and crosses, stakes and dogs and descended upon the city’s

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Bruce and the Spider

Bruce and the Spider If at first, you don’t succeed: try, try, try again.  By Rebecca Brown The tale of Bruce and the Spider is

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The Kelpie of Loch Ness

The Kelpie of Loch Ness Macgrigor drew his hefty claymore and struck the Kelpie’s nose. The Kelpie yelped in fright and rushed backwards… Words by

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The Worm of Linton

The Worm of Linton Upon arriving at what Sommerville took to be the lair of the beast he….. By David White The Worm of Linton

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The Frog Prince

The Frog Prince “Deep in the woods, there is a well. They say that the water from the well is sourced from a prince’s blood,

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The Brownie’s Coat

The Brownie’s Coat He leapt off the horse outside the house of the mid-wife and banged upon her door. Upon answering the mid-wife…. Words by

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First Footing

Scotland’s first-footing Tradition Tradition asks for a very particular type of first-footer: dark haired men are preferred. By Rebecca Brown Scotland claims many traditions around

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The Kelpie’s Chimney

The Kelpie’s Chimney A legend, still told around Scottish fires to this day although the origin is lost in time, speaks of a Kelpie which

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Thomas the Rhymer

Thomas the Rhymer He leapt off the horse outside the house of the mid-wife and banged upon her door. Upon answering the mid-wife…. By Charles

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The Witch of Laggan

The Witch of Laggan As the hunter sat listening to the howling storm as it whistled by, there entered at the door an apparently poor

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Taken by the Fair Folk

Taken by the Fair Folk Her husband, one evening after sunset, while riding in his own field, heard a most pleasant concert of music, and

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The Brownie’s Coat

The Brownie’s Coat (early text) This an older and briefer text depicting the tale of the Border brownie. Good for  those looking for less of

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The Sprightly Tailor

The Sprightly Tailor A sprightly tailor was employed by the great Macdonald, in his castle at Saddell, in order to make the laird a pair

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Crail's Bluestane, Bluestone Folklore

Bluestane

The Story of Crail’s Bluestane If you visit Crail, take a walk along South Marketgate, past The Golf Hotel along to the Parish Kirk where

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