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In WEE BITS, in The Mag., thre's an article on the correct colour of Blue for The Saltire WELCOME to Find it in Scotland. The site's navigation menu Main Headings are down the left-hand panel. Click on these to see what's in each one. Some sections have a LOT in them.
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SCOTTISH MYTHS, LEGENDS AND TALES ...

 

HAIL NESSIE - THE DEBATE GANGS ON APACE. IS SHE IS OR IS SHE AIN'T?

 

...MYTH - a story about superhuman beings of an earlier age taken by preliterate society to be a true account, usually of how natural phenomena, social customs, etc., came into existence.

... LEGEND - a popular story handed down from earlier times whose truth has not been ascertained.


  Scotland became a united Nation only in the 9th century AD, when Kenneth MacAlpin became the first King of Scots. From the dawn of history, our little country became home to a diversity of peoples and cultures; peoples who came from Scandinavia, France, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Central Europe; bringing with them their own habits, customs, languages, beliefs - and stories.

  Scottish folklore has a broad base to draw from, therefore, and it's reflected by the fact that a fair number of the myths and legends are very similar to those of others of these countries, particulary from Ireland, after the colonisation of Argyll by the Scots from Ireland in the fifth century, and the long-term fighting, alliances,settlements in the North and on the Islands, with and by the peoples from Scandinavia.

  We will tell tales from all airts (directions) and ages; tales of valour, of love, of treachery and honour. Tales of Gods, and of the Faerie Folk, of honest souls and the Devils' own; stories from the Highlands and the Lowlands; Border Ballads and chronicles of Kings. Some short, some long; some happy, some sad. And all in no parrticularr orrderr.


If there's a tale you'd like told, a notion of something you'd like explained; some memory of a long-forgotten childhood story, or a reference that's niggling away about some name, some happening from scottish lore - ask us; if we can find what you're looking for, we'll print it - with your name, etc, as you allow.  Contact us at info@finditinscotland.com

And now, to the Tales.. 


 THERE ARE LEGENDS ABOOT THE THRISSLE TAE, YE KEN.  LIST OF SCOTTISH MYTHS, LEGENDS AND TALES, FROM THE TOP... 

 The Kelpie of Loch Garve (p2)

How the Corrievrechan got its name (p2)

The Legend of the Saltire Flag (p2)

The Tale of Thomas the Rhymer (p3)

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