Scottish folktales

Scottish folktales

The distinctive features of Scotch Folk-lore are such as might have been expected from a consideration of the characteristics of Scotch scenery. The rugged grandeur of the mountain, the solemn influence of the widespreading moor, the dark face of the deep mountain loch, the babbling of the little stream, seem all to be reflected in the popular tales and superstitions. The acquaintance with nature in a severe, grand, and somewhat terrible form must necessarily have its effect on the human mind, and the Scotch mind and character bear the impress of their natural surroundings. The fairies, the brownies, the bogles of Scotland are the same beings as those with whom the Irish have peopled the hills, the nooks, and the streams of their land, yet how different, how distinguished from their counterparts, how clothed, as it were, in the national dress.


Canobie Dick and Thomas of Ercildoun

Coinnach Oer

Elphin Irving

The Ghosts of Craig-Aulnaic

The Doomed Rider

Whippety Stourie

The Weird of the Three Arrows

The Laird of Balmachie's Wife

Michael Scott

The Minister and the Fairy

The Fisherman and the Merman

The Laird O' Co'

Ewen of the Little Head

Jock and his Mother

Saint Columba

The Mermaid Wife

The Fiddler and the Bogle of Bogandoran

Thomas the Rhymer

Fairy Friends

The Seal-Catcher's Adventure

The Fairies of Merlin's Craig

Rory Macgillivray

The Haunted Ships

The Brownie

Mauns' Stane

"Horse and Hattock"

Secret Commonwealth

The Fairy Boy of Leith

The Dracae

Lord Tarbat's Relations

The Bogle

Daoine Shie, or the Men of Peace

The Death "Bree"


Author of all fairy tales Charles John Tibbitts