Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Vestiarium Scoticum, And A History of Tartan

erhaps the greatest and most prolific Scottish myth of all can be found where it’s least expected: in the beloved system of clan tartans.  The earliest example of tartan found in Scotland dates to the third century and was used as a …
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Ùruisgs

he Ùruisg (OO-rooshk) is a water spirit that haunts the pools and waterfalls of Scotland, especially in the Highlands. Like the Greek faun, the Ùruisg has the lower half of a goat and the upper half of a man, and is covered in …
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Triduana

n the 4th century, the relics of Saint Andrew were brought to Scotland by Saint Regulus, an event commemorated by the naming of the town of St Andrews on the east coast. Travelling with Saint Regulus’s entourage was a Greek nun, a consecrated …
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A Selkie Tale

long, long time ago, in the Highlands of Scotland, a fisherman was walking along a beach towards his home when a strange sound reached his ears. He looked around until his eyes fell upon a group of men and women dancing on the shore in the …
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