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Strange tales of the Highlands & Islands

Alasdair Alpin MacGregor

Strange tales of the Highlands & Islands

by Alasdair Alpin MacGregor

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Published by Lang Syne in Newtongrange .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Alasdair Alpin MacGregor.
ContributionsMacGregor, Alasdair Alpin.
The Physical Object
Pagination(90)p. :
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21914158M
ISBN 100946264600

  It Happened in the Highlands is the next book in the new historical highland series, (writing as May McGoldrick) weave emotionally satisfying tales of love and danger. Publishing under the names of May McGoldrick and Jan Coffey, these authors have written more than thirty novels and works of nonfiction for Penguin Random House, Mira Brand: St. Martin''s Publishing Group. Alasdair Alpin MacGregor writing in his 'Strange Tales of the Highlands and Islands' wrote that 'Up till the time of the '45' it is said, every clachan and farm in the Highlands of Perthshire had its own Brownie'. The 'Little Old Man of the Barn' threshed the corn at night and did other hard work before humans awoke.

Page - Behind the fire sat a girl with one of those strange foreign faces which are occasionally to be seen in the Western Isles, a face which reminded me of the Nineveh sculptures, and of faces seen in St. Sebastian. Her hair was as black as night, and her clear dark eyes glittered through the peat-smoke. ‎3/5(1). ‘Strange Tales,’ however, is nothing if not a strong testimony that Rudyard Kipling was indeed a very creepy – and very talented – writer of weird fiction. And while he isn’t quite up there with Bierce - or Poe, I guess - there are some stories in this anthology that work /5.

Popular Tales of the West Highlands is a four-volume collection of fairy tales, collected and published by John Francis Campbell, and often translated from Gaelic. Alexander Carmichael was one of the main contributors. The collection in four volumes was first published in –62 in Edinburgh. A new edition (with different pagination) appeared under the auspices of the Islay Association in. Popular Tales of the West Highlands: Popular Tales of the West Highlands, Vol. I by J. F. Campbell [] Popular Tales of the West Highlands, Vol. II Although this book is not currently in print, it was reprinted in paperback by Wildwood Press in , and it is easy to obtain inexpensive used copies.


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Strange and Unique Tales of Scottish Lore This was a wonderful book about many of the strange and unique tales of Scottish lore. Ghosts, fairies, castles, monsters and more are related in this fascinating book/5.

Folklorist John Gregorson Campbell () collected these intriguing tales of witchcraft and second sight in the Highlands and islands of Scotland. They have an authentic feel to them, free of having been polished up for New Age modern consumption/5(14).

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by Campbell, John Strange Tales of Scotland (Jack's Strange Tales Book 1) by Jack Strange. $ out of 5 stars Need /5. The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are rich in strange stories and folk tales.

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The peat-fire flame: folk-tales and traditions of the Highlands & Islands. As each of the tales originated in Scotland, mainly the Highlands, I felt a huge impact of patriotism and an odd pride at seeing my ancestors cut each others heads off.

Owens collection of tales range from myth and legend, to those he tells us are absolutely true/5. Page xxx - He had the manner of a practised narrator, and it is quite evident that he is one ; he chuckled at the interesting parts, and laid his withered finger on my knee as he gave out the terrible bits with due solemnity.

A small boy in a kilt, with large round glittering eyes, was standing mute at his knee, gazing at his wrinkled face, and devouring every word.

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Alasdair Alpin MacGregor (Ma – ) was a Scottish writer and photographer, known for a large number of travel books. He wrote also on Scottish folklore, and was a published poet. Life. He was born at Applecross, Ross and Cromarty, on 20 Marchthe son of Colonel John MacGregor M.D. of the Indian Medical was educated at Tain Academy.

The bulk of the book describes his experiences in the Highlands and Islands. Many of the places he mentions are very well known to me, which probably increased my own enjoyment of the book. Some of the text allows the reader to A moderately diverting but generally very “light” memoir from someone who acted as a School Inspector in Scotland /5.

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