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Scottish Folk Magic & the Dead | Introduction

There is a seldom explored thread of an idea that needs woven into a larger narrative. That of Scottish Folk magic and older practices relating to ancestors, the Sidhe and animism and not so much deity as some of us

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Six ancient myths from the Scottish islands – The Scotsman

From rock-dwelling giants to mermaids and seals who steal the hearts of local women, Scotland’s islands are still alive today with tales of their supernatural pasts. Source: Six ancient myths from the Scottish islands – The Scotsman

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Orkneyjar – Who were the Picts?

The Pictish culture has always fascinated and intrigued me! Source: Orkneyjar – Who were the Picts?

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Ness of Brodgar on film | Orkney.com

The Ness of Brodgar archaeological excavation in Orkney has been the focus of a documentary short by two US photographer and documentary makers. Source: Ness of Brodgar on film | Orkney.com

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Pagan Beltane Fire Festival is celebrated in Edinburgh | Daily Mail Online

Some day I’ll make it to this!   Thousands of spectators gathered on Calton Hill in Edinburgh to watch drummers, fire dancers, physical theatre and a large bonfire at the annual Beltane Fire Festival. Source: Pagan Beltane Fire Festival is

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Celebrate National Unicorn Day by spotting the magical creatures around Scotland – Daily Record

Scotland’s national animal is being honoured today. Here are some top spots from the country’s unicorn trail. Source: Celebrate National Unicorn Day by spotting the magical creatures around Scotland – Daily Record

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The Celtic Literature Collective

Doing research for historical fiction in Ireland, I often try to find myths and legends, hoping for the least ‘adulterated’ versions. Of course, we cannot find the originals – those are lost in the mists of time in some oral

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A city of political intrigue and fears of English oppression: Researchers unveil unique view of Edinburgh – 470 years ago – The i newspaper online iNews

The Government has suspended all its advertising on YouTube after a discovery that its messages appeared before extremist far-right videos. Google, which o Source: A city of political intrigue and fears of English oppression: Researchers unveil unique view of Edinburgh

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Brigid’s Blessings on the Celtic Fire Festival of Imbolc

On Imbolc Eve Irish & Scottish women would clean and prepare their household for Brigid’s blessings during the night.She was said to visit virtuous houses. Source: Brigid’s Blessings on the Celtic Fire Festival of Imbolc

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Imbolc is coming!

Imbolc is upon us soon! What is Imbolc? It is a returning of the light. It is a day of hope, of reassurance that the sun will come back and grace us with its verdant light. It is ‘breaking the

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