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Legends of North-east Scotland

Fenton Wyness

Legends of North-east Scotland

stories for the young and the not so young.

by Fenton Wyness

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Published by Impulse .
Written in English


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  There is a legend of how this became the national emblem of Scotland. From AD , Scotland was under invasion from the Vikings, and parts of the north and west of Scotland were under Norse rule. By , Viking raids had stopped, and King Alexander III of Scotland proposed to buy back the Western Isles. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter. Scotland is the birthplace of a multitude of famous writers, poets, kings, queens, mythical monsters, inventors and Shakespearean legends. Scotland has so many stories to tell, stories that have become legends and myths but for the most part were about real people. When you go to Scotland, you will meet the wonderful Scots people who gave the world so many.

Source: Walter Gregor, Notes on the Folk-Lore of the North-East of Scotland (London: Published for the Folk-Lore Society by Elliot Stock, ), p. Return to the table of contents Holy Lake near Neuhoff. Scotland is a nation made up of many peoples and cultures. This diversity of cultural influence is reflected in Scotland’s vast store of myths and legends. This book contains a fascinating selection of these; some recent, some ancient, some obscure in origin and others based (however loosely) on fact.

The legend of the Selkie is told along the Western coast of Scotland and as far down as Ireland. Selkies are seals in the water, but once on land, they take off their skins and become human. If an ordinary mortal sees a Selkie in human form, they will inevitably fall in love. The Selkie legend has several variations but never ends happily. Pages in category "Novels set in Scotland" The following pages are in this category, out of total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().


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Legends of North-East Scotland book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A collection containing: The Black Colonel / The Cumi /5. Legends of North-East Scotland: stories for the young and the not so young [Fenton Wyness] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Legends of North-Least Scotland: Stories for the Young and the not so Young Today's Deals Best Sellers Customer Service Find a Gift New Releases Registry Books Gift Cards. Notes on the Folk-Lore of the North-East of Scotland, Sacred Texts Legends and Sagas Celtic Notes on The Folk-Lore of the North-East of Scotland By Walter Gregor [] This is an ethnographic study of the inhabitants of the North-Eastern area of Scotland in the midth century, at a time when an agrarian, barter economy still prevailed.

Fenton Wyness is the author of Legends of North-East Scotland ( avg rating, 11 ratings, 2 reviews), CITY BY THE GREY NORTH SEA ( avg rating, 1 ra /5.

Legends of North-East Scotland: stories for the young and the not so young by Fenton Wyness Seller Gene The Book Peddler Published Condition Very Good Edition First Printing ISBN Item Price $. This is a compendium of stories from across Scotland that gives a flavour of the culture of the different regions through a variety of legends, tales, ghost stories etc.I am enjoying this book which is more of a reference text than a book designed to be read from beginning to end.

Good for browsing, even when Legends of North-east Scotland book just have a few minutes to by: 6. Legends of the Highlands of Scotland, from Oral Tradition.

Inverness: James Smith, Gregor, Walter. Notes on the Folk-Lore of the North-East of Scotland. London: Folk-Lore Society, Grierson, Elizabeth W.

The Scottish Fairy Book. With illustrations by Morris Meredith Williams. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, Scotland: a land steeped in legends, superstitions and folklore. Imagine a time before scientific reasoning could explain the sudden shifts in Scotland's fickle weather, the strange land formations like the Old Man of Storr, and the numerous hardships that gripped inhabitants of a harsh climate.

You'll start to understand how Scotland's many myths emerged. Here are some of the myths and legends that visitors still hear whispered in the green rolling hills of Scotland.

Bean-Nighe. Bean-Nighe is the Scottish Gaelic for 'washer woman'. This is a Scottish fairy tale seen as an open of death. It is said she can be found by streams of pools washing the clothes of those who are about to die.

Selkie. Legends of North-East Scotland: stories for the young and the not so young by Fenton Wyness. Gramercy Pub. Hardcover. POOR. Noticeably used book. Heavy wear to cover. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Possible.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Drawn from the author's Book of legends and Second book of legends. Description: [7], pages: illustrations 18 cm. Click to read more about Legends of North-East Scotland: Stories for the Young and the Not So Young by Fenton Wyness. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers3/5.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wyness, Fenton. Legends of North-East Scotland. New York: Gramercy Pub. Co., © (OCoLC) Document Type.

In fact and fiction, these books shine different lights on Scotland’s distant north. Under the Skin by Michel Faber This dark, eerie novel is set in the bleak north-east of Scotland. Stoneyburn Legends West Lothian, Livingston, West Lothian.

2, likes talking about this. A page for the people of Stoneyburn past and present. Martine, Roddy () Supernatural Scotland Hale, London. Ross, Anne () The Foklore of the Scottish Highlands, Batsford, London. Swire, Otta F () The Highlands and their Legends, Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh and London.

Swire, Otta F (/) Skye: The Island and it’s Legends, Blackie, Glasgow and London. Scenes and Legends of the North of Scotland: Or, The Traditional History of Cromarty. Hugh Miller. and C and behold, I saw a man clothed with rags, standing in a certain place, with his face from his own house, a book in his hand, and a great burden upon his back.

I looked, and saw him open the book and read therein, and as he read, he. Local historians believe the mass panic stemmed from the legend of “Jenny wi’ the Iron Teeth”, a murderous ghost said to haunt Glasgow Green.

There was also an American comic book at that time entitled: “The Vampire with the Iron Teeth”. After the story appeared in the local press, it gained worldwide coverage.

Because of the movement of people from Ulster to west Scotland, which resulted in close linguistic links between Ulster and the west of Scotland, much of Gaelic mythology was imported to Scotland, and possibly some of it was written in Scotland.

The Ulster Cycle, set around the beginning of the Christian era, consists of a group of heroic stories dealing with the lives of Conchobar mac Nessa. Legends of the North is owned by Colin Cobb, director of Titanic’s Dock and Pump-House. Colin uses only the finest guides and vehicles for his tours to make sure that you have an unforgettable experience exploring the legends of Northern Ireland.

Explore Northeast Scotland holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | Many visitors pass by this corner of the country in their headlong rush to the tourist honeypots of Loch Ness and Skye.

But they're missing out on a part of Scotland that's just as beautiful and diverse as the more obvious attractions of the west.North East identity is embedded in its history, landscape, seascape, battles, language, legends and songs. But that identity is also far from static; rather, it is in constant process of formation.

Further reading: Allan, John R. The North-East Lowlands of Scotland 2nd. ed. (London, ).Scenes and legends of the north of Scotland: or, The traditional history of Cromarty. Hugh Miller. and behold, I saw a man clothed with rags, standing in a certain place, with his face from his own house, a book in his hand, and a great burden upon his back.

I looked, and saw him open the book and read therein, and as he read, he wept and.