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The South West
The South West of Scotland has long been home to some larger than life characters, from the medieval Devorgilla to the more recent Rabbie Burns, and with larger than life comes larger than life stories. Burns, like Sir Walter Scott, drew many of his influences from existing Scottish myths & legends- which you can find out about in the Ayrshire section of our website. Devorgilla was a formidable women and where the fact stops and fiction begins noone is quite sure. It is not just these two great names that make the South West of Scotland a vibrant place immersed in fantastical myths and legends though, the wide variety of castles- many of which very well preserved, also hold stories of their own and in several places the landscape itself holds the key to the folklore of the South West.