Monthly Archives: April 2015

Z-Rods, Combs, and Double Discs: Pictish Stones

he Picts lived in the east of Scotland, north of the Firth of Forth, from around the 4th to the 9th century. Archaeology continues to gradually uncover more information about how the Picts lived, but we do know for certain that they were …
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The Yird Swine

ne of the more obscure creatures of Scottish folklore is the Yird Swine, a subterranean porcine carnivore that lives in graveyards and burrows through the earth, feeding on corpses. G.W. Anderson noted in his 1891 work, Lays of Strathbogie, that the Yird Swine’s teeth could …
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eXcalibur: The Tale of Canonbie Dick

he Arthurian legends have long been associated with England and Wales but there is growing evidence that King Arthur was in fact a Scot that lived in the seventh century: Artúr, the son of King Áedán Mac Gabráin of Dalriada, the Scottish region now known as …
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Whuppity Stoorie

n the toon o’ Kittlerumpit in the debatable lands, a goodman lived in a wee hoose wae his wife and bairn. One mornin’ the goodman telt his wife that he wis goin’ tae the fair. He kissed her goodbye and set aff, …
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