Scottish Traditional Tales

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SCOTTISH
TRADITIONAL TALES

Edited by

Alan Bruford

and

Donald A. MacDonald

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Scottish Traditional Tales
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • Introduction 1
  • Children's Tales 33
  • 1a - The Old Man with the Ear of Corn 35
  • 1b - The Old Man with the Grain of Barley 36
  • 2: The Grey Goat 38
  • 3a - The Fox and the Wolf and the Butter 41
  • 3b - The Cats and the Christening 43
  • 4: The Boy and the BrÜni 45
  • 5: The Wee Bird 48
  • 6: Liver and Lights 50
  • Fortune Tales 53
  • 7: Silly Jack and the Lord's Daughter 55
  • 8: The Tale of the Brown Calf 64
  • 9: The Three Feathers 69
  • 10: The Green Man of Knowledge 80
  • 11: Lasair Gheug, the King of Ireland's Daughter 98
  • 12: SÙil-A-Dia and SÙil-A-Sporain 106
  • 13: Ceann Suic 110
  • 14: The Captain of the Black Ship 112
  • 15: The Three Good Advices 120
  • Hero Tales 127
  • 16: The Story of the Cook 129
  • 17: Conall Gulbann 139
  • 18: The Man in the Cassock 153
  • 19: The Story of Ossian 171
  • 20: The Princess and the Pups 177
  • Trickster Tales 183
  • 21: The History of Kitty Ill-Pretts 185
  • 22: Riobaidh and Robaidh and Brionnaidh 190
  • 23: The Butler's Son 196
  • 24: The Farmer Who Went Back on His Agreement 202
  • 25: Willie Take-A-Seat 205
  • 26: The Parson's Sheep 207
  • 27: How to Diddle 209
  • 28: The Tailor and His Wife 212
  • 29: The Wren 215
  • Other Cleverness, Stupidity and Nonsense 221
  • 30a - The King's Three Questions 223
  • 30b - The King and the Miller 225
  • 30c - Donald and the Skull 228
  • 31: The One-Eyed Miller and the Dumb Englishman 230
  • 32: The Poor Man's Clever Daughter 232
  • 33: Silly Jack and the Factor 240
  • 34: The Wandering Piper 244
  • 35: Cailleach Nan CnÙ and TÀlllear Nan ClÀr 250
  • 36: The Minister and the Straw 254
  • 37: Strunty Pokes 256
  • 38: The Flayed Horse 258
  • 39: Keep a Cool Head! 259
  • Fate, Morals and Religion 261
  • 40: The Skipper Who Marooned a Girl 263
  • 41: The Herdie Boy 265
  • 42: Turning the Sark 266
  • 43: The Stolen Blankets 267
  • 44a - The Sanday Man's Drowning 269
  • 44b - The Stronsay Man's Drowning 270
  • 45: Ham and Eggs 271
  • 46: Paring Cheese 272
  • 47: Christ and the Hens and Ducks 273
  • 48: Why the Beetle is Blind 274
  • 49: The Man Who Stopped Going to Church 275
  • 50: The King of Halifax 278
  • 51: St Fillan and the White Snake 288
  • Origin and Didactic Legends 293
  • 52: The Hugboy 295
  • 53: Dubh A' Ghiubhais 297
  • 54: The Pabbay Mother's Ghost 299
  • 55a - Luran and Iaras 300
  • 55b - Luran 301
  • 55c - Peerie Merran's Spun 303
  • 56: Black John of the Blizzard 304
  • Legends of Ghosts and Evil Spirits 307
  • 57: Macphail of Uisinnis 309
  • 58: MÓr Princess of Lochlann 310
  • 59: Myze Keys 312
  • 60a - Alasdair MÓr Mac Iain Laidir 314
  • 60b - The Night Fishermen 316
  • 61: Macphee's Black Dog 318
  • 62a - Àirigh an T-Sluic 320
  • 62b - The Cock and the Skipper 321
  • 63: Tarbh Na LeÒid 322
  • Legends of Fairies and Sea-Folk 325
  • 64a - Dancing in the Fairy Hill 327
  • 64b - The Fiddler O Gord 331
  • 65: The Humph at the Fit O the Glen and the Humph at the Head O the Glen 333
  • 66a - The Thirsty Ploughman 337
  • 66b - The Hungry Ploughman 338
  • 67: The Tale of the Cauldron 339
  • 68: Baking in Creag HÀstain 342
  • 69a - Johnnie in the Cradle 345
  • 69b - A Fairy Changeling 350
  • 70a - A Woman Saved from the Fairies 351
  • 70b - A Dead Wife Among the Fairies 357
  • 71: A Man Lifted by the Sluagh 358
  • 72: A Man with a Fairy Lover 359
  • 73a - The Fairy Suitor Foiled 361
  • 73b - Keeping Out the Sea Man 363
  • 74: Maccodrum's Seal Wife 365
  • 75: Rescued by a Seal 368
  • 76: The Limpet Pick 369
  • 77: The Magic Island 370
  • 78: The Last Trow in Yell 372
  • Legends of Witchcraft 375
  • 79: The Broonie 377
  • 80: London Again! 383
  • 81: The Tailor and the Fishing Wives 387
  • 82: Duart's Daughter 390
  • 83a - The Three Knots 391
  • 83b - The Three Knots 394
  • 84: Dark Lachlan and the Witches 395
  • 85: John Maclachlan and the Girl 396
  • 86: The Dancing Reapers 398
  • 87a - The Borrowed Peats 401
  • 87b - The Borrowed Peats 403
  • 88: Milk in a Tangle 404
  • Robbers, Archers and Clan Feuds 407
  • 89: The Girl Who Killed the Raiders 409
  • 90: SpÒg Bhuidhe 412
  • 91: Dark Finlay of the Deer 415
  • 92: Gille-PÀdruig Dubh 417
  • 93: Gaun Tait and the Bear 420
  • 94: The Earl of Mar a Fugitive 422
  • 95a - Paul of the Thong 424
  • 95b - Murchadh GeÀrr's Birth 426
  • 95c - Murchadh GeÀrr's Return 428
  • 96: The Battle of TrÀigh Ghruinneart 429
  • Select Bibliography 435
  • Notes 439
  • Index of Storytellers 487
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