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Folktales & traditions
About the Book
Customs play an important part in all societies and offer fascinating insights into a country’s history and culture. Scotland boasts a multitude of unique customs, many of which can be traced back to the times of the Druids, Celts and Romans.
This book introduces hundreds of Scottish customs associated with a huge range of topics. As well as customs associated with key events of our lives, from birth to death, it also includes customs associated with the world of work, food and drink, health, animals and nature. Extracts from written works through the ages bring these customs to life and show how important they have been in the story of Scotland for thousands of years.
Paperback | Pub: 26 Jul 2010£9.99
In 1743, according to legend, the last wolf in Scotland was killed by a huntsman near Inverness. At the time the extinction of wolves in Scotland was celebrated. But since then deer have multiplied in the Highlands, destroying the vegetation on...
Paperback | Pub: 12 Feb 2010£20.00
Through his personality, ingenuity and ability, he initiated a resistance movement which ultimately secured the nation’s freedom and independence. Yet, Wallace was reviled, opposed and eventually betrayed by the nobility in his own day to...
Paperback | Pub: 08 Aug 2019£12.99
On the brink of the First World War, Scotland was regarded throughout the British Isles as ‘the workshop of the Empire’. Not only were Clyde-built ships known the world over, Scotland produced half of Britain’s total production of...
Paperback | Pub: 10 Sep 2010£20.00
THIS IS THE story of a Scottish island as it has never been told before. While many books on the Hebrides are a litany of agricultural statistics and population movements, this is the story of the landlords, tacksmen, cottars and others who actually...