The Witch of Fife

The Witch of Fife Here, all the Elves, Faeries, and Mermaids of the North were celebrating with Warlocks, Brownies, Pixies, and even the Phantom Hunters, of whom have never been looked upon by mortal eyes. By Joanne Fong Long ago, in the Kingdom of Fife, there lived an old man…

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The Milk White Doo

The Milk White Doo Pew, pew, My minny me slew, My daddy me chew, My sister gathered my banes, And put them between twa milk-white stanes; And I grew, and I grew, To a milk-white doo, And I took to my wings, and away I flew. By Rosie Young There…

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The Black Bull of Norroway

The Black Bull of Norroway 'Seven long years I served for thee, The glassy hill I clomb for thee, Thy bloody clothes I wrang for thee; And wilt thou not waken and turn to me?’ By Rosie Young Once, a long time ago in Norroway, there lived three sisters. The…

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Sir James the Rose

Sir James the Rose If you visit Crail, take a walk along South Marketgate, past The Golf Hotel along to the Parish Kirk where you’ll find a devilish tale… By David White Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Crimond, where we lay our scene. As you may have…

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The Good Wife of Auchtermuchty

The Good Wife of Auchtermuchty “It’s unfair that you get to stay inside all day while I work in the fields every day,” said the husband. “Tomorrow, we will swap responsibilities. You will plough the fields and I will look after the house.”  By Rebecca Brown On a farm in…

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The Red Etin

The Red Etin His mother said she would make him a cake for his journey and sent him off with a bucket to fetch some water. He didn’t realise that there was a wee hole in this bucket, so by the time he got back home it was only half…

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Earl Beardie and Auld Nick

Earl Beardie and Auld Nick One cold Saturday night, Earl Beardie was playing cards with a friend in Glamis Castle. Deep in the castle, sheltered from the storm outside, the whisky and the chatter flowed freely, and the pair gambled on into the night.  By Rebecca Brown Alexander Lindsay, 4th…

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The Witches of Pollok House
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The Witches of Pollok House

The Witches of Pollok House Janet calmly proclaimed that the Lord’s illness was a dark spell laid upon him by witches. Her return to speech lending her some kind of alluring mysticism, she led servants from the manor to the house of Janet Mathie, the midwife of the nearby village…

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