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Folklore Thursday: The Ghosts of Culloden Battlefield

By Kirsty McIntyre 3 days ago 917 Views 3 comments

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 6 days ago 1036 Views No comments

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 3 months ago 1028 Views No comments

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 3 months ago 733 Views No comments

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 3 months ago 1043 Views No comments

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 4 months ago 721 Views No comments

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.

The Story of Greyfriars Bobby

By Sophie 5 months ago 1109 Views 1 comment

This is the story of Greyfriars Bobby...

Folklore Friday - The Faerie Dogs

By Sophie 5 months ago 1172 Views No comments

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

When Scotland Welcomes Christmas

By Sophie 5 months ago 731 Views No comments

We've had Halloween and Bonfire Night, but now it's time to dust off the stockings, choose that tree and get ourselves prepared for the largest celebration of the year.

The Wackiest Scottish Traditions in History

By Sophie 5 months ago 2121 Views No comments

Today we're looking at some of the wackiest Scottish traditions. From Haggis Hurling to Coal Carrying us Scots know how to keep a weird tradition going, no matter how strange. Test your knowledge and see how many of these you know.