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Folklore Thursday: The Brahan Seer

By Kirsty McIntyre

The art of fortune telling has long been a part of Scottish mythology, but few soothsayers are as well-known as the Brahan Seer.

Folklore Thursday: The Boobrie

By Kirsty McIntyre

If you're ever in Scotland and spot a bird of unusual size, it could be a heron or a capercaillie, two of the most distinctive birds found in the Scottish countryside.

Or it could be the Boobrie.

The Beltane Fire Festival

By Kirsty McIntyre

It's a running joke in Scotland that summer is our favourite day of the year, but that doesn't stop us from trying to encourage it!

Folklore Thursday: The Ghosts of Culloden Battlefield

By Kirsty McIntyre

Many of the ancient battlefields of Scotland are rumoured to be plagued by the souls of those who died there. It's not surprising that Culloden, the site one of the most infamous battles in British history, is among them

The Battle of Culloden

By Kirsty McIntyre

It's the most recognisable of Scottish symbols, but one dark day in April 1746 nearly wiped tartan out completely.

Folklore Friday - The Bean Nighe

By Sophie

Here at Scotweb, we're looking at Scottish myths, legends and folk tales. For this week's Folklore Friday, we look at The Bean Nighe.

Folklore Friday - The Wizard of West Bow

By Sophie Carracher

Here at Scotweb, we're looking at Scottish myths, legends and folk tales. For this week's Folklore Friday, we look at The Wizard of West Bow.

The Execution of Tom Aitkenhead

By Sophie

This is the story of young Tom Aitkenhead. A Scottish medical student who, at 20 years old, was the last person in Britain to be executed for Blasphemy.

Folklore Friday - Borthwick Castle and the Ghost of Mary Queen of Scots

By Sophie

Here at Scotweb, we're looking at Scottish myths, legends and folk tales. For this week's Folklore Friday, we look at Borthwick Castle and the Ghost of Mary Queen of Scots.

Folklore Friday - The Monster of Glamis

By Sophie

Here at Scotweb, we're looking at Scottish myths, legends and folk tales. For this week's Folklore Friday, we look at The Monster of Glamis.