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Folklore Friday - The Red Cap

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 Red Cap.

The Beltane Fire Festival

By Sophie

On the 30th April, the annual Beltane Fire Festival will take place. Dancers with fire in their hands and lashings of paint on their bodies, will take the annual journey, up Calton Hill in Edinburgh, to celebrate the beginning of the summer season.

Tartan Tuesdays - Clan Burnett

By Sophie

Forget Throwback Thursdays, here at Scotweb, we're doing Tartan Tuesdays! This week we look at the Burnett Tartan and learn about the history of the Clan.

Folklore Friday - Skibo Castle and The White Lady

By Sophie

Here at Scotweb, we're looking at Scottish myths, legends and folk tales. For this week's Folklore Friday, we look at Skibo Castle and the White Lady.

Huntigowk Day

By Sophie

Did you know that in Scotland, April fools day was traditionally called Huntigowk Day? The name comes from the saying 'Hunt the Gowk' which translates from Scots as 'hunt for the cuckoo' or 'foolish person'. In Gaelic the alternative translation would be 'La na Gocaireachd' which means 'gowking day' or La Ruith na Cuthaige which means 'the day of running the cuckoo'.