Assipattle and the Mester Stoor Worm

Assipattle and the Mester Stoor worm One day, a terrible evil reached the shores of the kingdom: The Mester Stoor Worm, king of all sea monsters. Words by Rosie Young Illustration by Linley Barba Long ago in an ancient kingdom lived a farm boy named Assipattle. His six brothers spent…

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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 for Beira to rise again to reign over winter. And so the seasons came to pass upon Scotland. Words by Taylor Petrie and Joanne FongIllustration…

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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 enchanted by the mysterious visitors. By Graeme Johncock In the Scottish Highlands lurks the most sinister of all the fairy folk, the blood thirsty Baobhan…

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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 Rebecca BrownIllustration by Linley Barba James Macgrigor was a man of many curiosities. He was intrigued by all manner of things, and this curiosity extended…

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Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree

Gold-Tree & Silver-Tree Silver-tree went home, blind with rage. She lay down on the bed, and vowed... By Joseph Jacobs Once upon a time there was a king who had a wife, whose name was Silver-tree, and a daughter, whose name was Gold-tree. On a certain day of the days,…

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The Fairies of Merlin’s Craig

The Fairies of Merlin's Craig  Fergus stepped back in shock, this tiny creature just spoke and what more as it drew nearer, he could see it resembled a tiny human in flight. It was then her remembered a warning his mother had once told him.  By George Smith It was…

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Sgathach’s Warrior School

Sgathach's Warrior School When dawn was about to break the clash of swords could be heard and the loud exclamation of one man could also be picked out through the din... By David White Legend tells of a warrior Queen on Skye who over 2000 years ago trained warriors revered…

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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, and it will cure any illness.” Words by Rebecca BrownIllustrated by Linley Barbour In times gone by, there was a Queen of the Western Isles.…

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