Scottish Traditional Tales

Each of the selected tales, in Scottish Traditional Tales>/i>, gives an insight into how Scottish culture, tradition, teachings and folk-lore were passed on through the medium of story-telling, and with almost a hundred tales is the most ...

Scottish Traditional Tales

'A fine book which is highly recommended' - Dalriada All over the world traditional tales were told at the fireside until their place came to be taken by books, newspapers, radio and television. A.J. Bruford and D.A. MacDonald present an entertaining collection of the oral tales that have been passed down by generations of Scottish story-tellers, and have been recorded and collected by researchers from the School of Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh over the past fifty years. Taken from a variety of sources, from the Hebridean Gaelic tradition to recordings of Lowland cairds (travelling people), some are well-known tales which have equivalents in other cultures and languages, whilst others are unique to Scotland. Each of the selected tales, in Scottish Traditional Tales>/i>, gives an insight into how Scottish culture, tradition, teachings and folk-lore were passed on through the medium of story-telling, and with almost a hundred tales is the most wide-ranging introduction available on this fascinating part of Scotland's heritage.

An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales

Loved by Gruffalo creator Julia Donaldson. This stunning, richly illustrated collection of classic Scottish tales, retold by Carnegie award-winning author Theresa Breslin, will bring years of delight to young and old.

An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales

Slithering stoorworms, mischievous brownies, fierce kelpies and magical selkies are exquisitely brought to life for children in Theresa Breslin's enchanting tales and Kate Leiper's otherwordly illustrations.

Scottish Folk Tales for Children

These stories – specially chosen to be enjoyed by 7 to 11-year-old readers – burst with adventure and glitter with magic. As old as the mountains and the glens, these well- loved tales are retold by storyteller Judy Paterson.

Scottish Folk Tales for Children

A giant sea monster ... trees that can dance ... a water-horse ... a girl so clever she outwits a giant ... Welcome to the world of the Scottish folk tale – a world of talking animals, mischief-making witches, giants, trolls, bold girls, reckless boys and, of course, the Wee Folk. These stories – specially chosen to be enjoyed by 7 to 11-year-old readers – burst with adventure and glitter with magic. As old as the mountains and the glens, these well- loved tales are retold by storyteller Judy Paterson.

Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales from Burns to Buchan

Mystery and excitement abound in this lively collection of fairy tales, folklore and legends, which celebrate Scotland's enormously rich oral tradition and offers a carefully chosen combination of old favourites such as Tam Lin, Thomas ...

Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales from Burns to Buchan

Mystery and excitement abound in this lively collection of fairy tales, folklore and legends, which celebrate Scotland's enormously rich oral tradition and offers a carefully chosen combination of old favourites such as Tam Lin, Thomas Rymer and Adam Bell, as well as more modern stories by master story-tellers like Andrew Lang, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and John Buchan.

The Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales

This enchanting collection of stories gathers together legends from across Scotland in one special volume.

The Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales

This enchanting collection of stories gathers together legends from across Scotland in one special volume. Drawn from The History Press’ popular Folk Tales series, herein lies a treasure trove of tales from a wealth of talented storytellers. From the Spaeman’s peculiar advice and a laird who is transformed into a frog, to a fugitive hiding in a dark cave and the stoor worm battling with Assipattle, this book celebrates the distinct character of Scotland's different customs, beliefs and dialects, and is a treat for all who enjoy a well-told story.

Ancient Scottish Tales Unabridged

“I wish that the Brown Bull of Ringlewood would come and carry me off.” In this collection of folk and fairy tales from the Scottish Highlands, we are transported to an enchanted world of persecuted heroines and courageous heroes, ...

Ancient Scottish Tales  Unabridged

“I wish that the Brown Bull of Ringlewood would come and carry me off.” In this collection of folk and fairy tales from the Scottish Highlands, we are transported to an enchanted world of persecuted heroines and courageous heroes, scheming stepmothers and monstrous beasts, swan maidens and talking cats, murderous robbers and thieving giants, benevolent fairies and mysterious strangers, and much more… Whether it is a tale of romance or revenge, legend or magic, this unabridged anthology—collected by the folklorist, Peter Buchan—has a story for everyone and is essential reading for lovers of classic Scottish folktales. Tales: The Red Etin (ATU-303: The Twins or Blood-Brothers) The Young Prince (ATU-851: The Riddle of the Suitor) The History of Mr Greenwood (ATU-955: The Robber Bridegroom) The Cruel Stepmother (ATU-706: The Maiden Without Hands) Rashen Coatie (ATU-510B: Unnatural Love + ATU-511: One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes) The Brown Bull of Ringlewood (ATU-425A: The Search for the Lost Husband) The Thriftless Wife (ATU-1541: For the Long Winter + ATU-1653: The Robbers Under a Tree) Green Sleeves (ATU-313: The Magic Flight) The Princess with the White Petticoat (ATU-510: Cinderella and Catskin + ATU-886: The Girl Who Could Not Keep the Secret) The Black Cat (ATU-326A: Soul Released From Torment) The Widow’s Son and the Old Man (ATU-302: The Ogre’s Heart in the Egg) The Widow’s Son and the King’s Daughter (ATU-300: The Dragon Slayer) The King of Morocco (ATU-325: The Magician and His Pupil) The Princess of the Blue Mountains (ATU-400: The Man on a Quest for His Lost Wife)

Folk Tales of Scotland

The classic folk tales of Scotland were passed down from storyteller to storyteller, and from the first sentence they held the attention of the listeners and readers as though a spell had been cast over them, transporting them to a magical ...

Folk Tales of Scotland

The classic folk tales of Scotland were passed down from storyteller to storyteller, and from the first sentence they held the attention of the listeners and readers as though a spell had been cast over them, transporting them to a magical realm where mermaids and men, selkies and sailors, ogres and princesses all mingle and are miraculously transformed. First published in 1956, the Montgomeries, distinguished folklorists, gathered these captivating stories from all parts of Scotland. This collection became a classic of the storytelling tradition retold in a simple, dramatic style, appealing to adult and child alike. Now published by Birlinn Limited in a handsome gift edition and illustrated with Norah Montgomerie's own original drawings, it is a book to be treasured for years as the key to an enchanted, timeless world.

Celtic Tales

It's an absorbing introduction to the lore of Albion, but readers will also enjoy teasing out similarities between these tales and more familiar ones." — Publishers Weekly Perilous quests, true love, and animals that talk: The traditional ...

Celtic Tales

It's an absorbing introduction to the lore of Albion, but readers will also enjoy teasing out similarities between these tales and more familiar ones." — Publishers Weekly Perilous quests, true love, and animals that talk: The traditional stories of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales transport us to the fantastical world of Celtic folklore. • This Celtic mythology book features 16 stores that were translated and transcribed by folklorists in the late 19th and 20th centuries that focus on themes such as Tricksters, The Sea, Quests, and Romance and mythological creatures. • These timeless tales brim with wit and magic, and each one is brought to life with elegant silhouette art in this special illustrated edition • Celtic Tales is an extraordinary collection that conjures forgotten realms and rare magical creatures in vivid prose Discover the impactful and stunning illustrations by Kate Forrester in this special edition that is sure to impress any true fan of cultural and mythological literature. Discover delightfully entertaining tales such as Master and Man, The Soul Cages, The Red-Etin, and The Witch of Lok Island. Celtic Tales makes an impressive gift for any fan of greek mythology, roman mythology, Chinese mythology, and folklore and cultural studies from around the globe.

Highland Folk Tales

They are tales of the sidh – the fairy people – and their homes in the green hills; of great and gory battles, and of encounters with the last wolves in Britain; of solitary ghosts, and of supernatural creatures like the sinister ...

Highland Folk Tales

The Highlands of Scotland are rich in traditional stories. Even today, in the modern world of internet and supermarkets, old legends dating as far back as the times of the Gaels, Picts and Vikings are still told at night around the fireside. They are tales of the sidh – the fairy people – and their homes in the green hills; of great and gory battles, and of encounters with the last wolves in Britain; of solitary ghosts, and of supernatural creatures like the sinister waterhorse, the mermaid, and the Fuath , Scotland’s own Bigfoot.In a vivid journey through the Highland landscape, from the towns and villages to the remotest places, by mountains, cliffs, peatland and glen, storyteller and folklorist Bob Pegg takes the reader along old and new roads to places where legend and landscape are inseparably linked.

Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales

Treasury of fanciful, picturesque narratives tell of brownies, kelpies, mermen, and other supernatural creatures that assist, annoy, and otherwise meddle in the lives of simple Scottish country folk.

Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales

Treasury of fanciful, picturesque narratives tell of brownies, kelpies, mermen, and other supernatural creatures that assist, annoy, and otherwise meddle in the lives of simple Scottish country folk. A delightful collection of imaginative and entertaining nursery and fairy tales, animal fables, witchcraft lore, and stories with a comic twist.

The Coming of the Unicorn

A wonderful collection of traditional Scottish stories for children, full of animals and ogres, kings and broonies, fairies and ordinary folk.

The Coming of the Unicorn

A collection of 18 folk tales from Scotland, including stories about cunning foxes and storytelling cats, hunchbacked ogres and beautiful unicorns, and helpful broonies and mysterious fairies.

Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales

Brownies, kelpies, mermen, trolls, and other supernatural creatures magically appear in a series of delightful tales to assist, annoy, and otherwise meddle in the lives of simple Scottish country folk.

Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales

Brownies, kelpies, mermen, trolls, and other supernatural creatures magically appear in a series of delightful tales to assist, annoy, and otherwise meddle in the lives of simple Scottish country folk.

Tales of the Seal People

A collection of Scottish folk tales featuring silkies, the seal people who can take human shape.

Tales of the Seal People

A collection of Scottish folk tales featuring silkies, the seal people who can take human shape.

The Penguin Book of Scottish Folktales

This collection of more than 100 tales from Scotland's vibrant heritage records the form in which they were first collected in the 19th century. Neil Philip's annotations elaborate on variations in the stories.

The Penguin Book of Scottish Folktales

This collection of more than 100 tales from Scotland's vibrant heritage records the form in which they were first collected in the 19th century. Neil Philip's annotations elaborate on variations in the stories.

Scottish Folk tales and Legends

Thirty-two traditional tales and legends from various parts of Scotland.

Scottish Folk tales and Legends

Thirty-two traditional tales and legends from various parts of Scotland.

Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales

This book, compiled by Sir George Douglas, contains not just fairytales but also tales of kelpies, brownies, stories of animals - foxes, crows, frogs and stories of mermen and comic tales as well.

Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales

This book, compiled by Sir George Douglas, contains not just fairytales but also tales of kelpies, brownies, stories of animals - foxes, crows, frogs and stories of mermen and comic tales as well. Contained herein are 85 stories like: The Story of the White Pet, The Fisherman and the Mermen, The Seal-Catcher's Adventure, The Frog and the Crow, Habitrot, The Wee Bunnock and many, many more. In the days long before the advent of radio and television, the arrival of a story-teller in a village was an important event. As soon as it became known, there would be a rush to the house where he was lodged, and every available seat--on bench, table, bed, beam, or the floor would quickly be appropriated. And then, for hours together--just like some first-rate actor on a stage--the story-teller would hold his audience spell-bound. Campbell of Isla, who gathered and penned the Popular Tales of the West Highlands series in the 1870's, records that in his day the practice of story-telling still lingered in the remote Western Islands of Barra. Maybe, just maybe, there are a few alive today who remember this custom being continued at Poolewe in Ross-shire where the young people used to assemble at night to hear the old ones recite the tales which they had learned from their fore-fathers. This book is a treasure chest of classic Scottish Folklore, and will make fascinating reading for those interested in folklore in general. So take some time out and travel back to a period before television and radio, a time when tales were passed on orally--at the drying kilns, at the communal well and in homes. YESTERDAYS BOOKS for TODAYS CHARITIES

The Penguin Book of Scottish Folktales

Neil Philip. Bruford , Alan , and MacDonald , D. A. Memory in Gaelic Storytelling ,
Edinburgh : School of Scottish Studies , University of Edinburgh , 1979 Scottish
Traditional Tales , Edinburgh : Polygon , 1994 Buchan , David Scottish Tradition ...

The Penguin Book of Scottish Folktales

This collection of more than 100 tales from Scotland's vibrant heritage records the form in which they were first collected in the 19th century. Neil Philip's annotations elaborate on variations in the stories.

Scottish Fairy Tales Myths and Legends

This book includes traditional favourites, classic myths and legends from Scottish heritage.

Scottish Fairy Tales  Myths and Legends

From the mysterious cat-faced lady whose magic allows a servant girl to attend a prince's ball, to the princess who meets an enchanted frog; from ogres and hooded crows, to faery bagpipers and shape-shifting monsters... This book includes traditional favourites, classic myths and legends from Scottish heritage.