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Folklore Friday - The Mermaid of Benbecula

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 Mermaid of Benbecula.

Over the Sea to Skye

By Sophie

On the 28th of June 1746, Flora Macdonald and her Irish Maid 'Betty Burke' set sail from Benbecula, over the sea, to Skye. Huddled in a tiny boat, a badly disguised Bonnie Prince Charlie posed as MacDonald's spinning maid.

Folklore Friday - The Fairy Flag of Dunvegan Castle

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 Fairy Flag of Dunvegan Castle.