Old Man of Storr

Stories of fairies (fays) are widespread in Scottish folklore, and one of my personal favourites is about the origin of The Old Man of Storr, a rocky hill on the Trotternish peninsula of the Isle of Skye in Scotland.  The story goes that every evening a man and his wife would climb the hill together … More Old Man of Storr

The Kelpie

There is certainly something mystical about Scotland’s waters, and none more so than Loch Ness. Everybody has seen a depiction of Nessie – usually as a green, long necked dinosaur – but what if Nessie is more than a descendent of some prehistoric creature, what it she is something mythological? A Kelpie. The Kelpie is a shape-shifting water spirit … More The Kelpie