Scotland in my Heart

Scottish History, Culture, Folklore, Scottish Gaelic and Information

Hogmanay Traditions

๐Ÿ”น๏ธ๐™ƒ๐™Š๐™‚๐™ˆ๐˜ผ๐™‰๐˜ผ๐™”๐Ÿ”น๏ธ ๏ธFor most of the world December 31 is New Yearโ€™s Eve, but in Scotland itโ€™s something much more important: Hogmanay. Hogmanay is normaly a very big deal in Scotland. … Continue reading

December 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

๐Ÿ”น๏ธWHEN CHRISTMAS WAS BANNED๐Ÿ”น๏ธ

Traditional Scottish Christmas….. “Nollaig Chridheil” This time of year is special to so many people, with so many traditions and festivities to look forward to. We hope you are all … Continue reading

December 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

Storm approaching the Quairing

Storm approaching the Quairing on the Isle of Skye in Scotland The Quiraing is awesome. It is supernatural. It is a place of wonder and amazement. It is outstanding by … Continue reading

December 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

A few Wee facts about Highland Coo’s

๐˜ผ ๐™›๐™š๐™ฌ ๐™’๐™š๐™š ๐™›๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™–๐™—๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ƒ๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ค’๐™จ(Here in Scotland we call them Coo’s not Cow’s) You’ve probably seen pictures of these cows pop in your social media โ€“ just a … Continue reading

December 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

All Hallows Eve

(Halloween) Samhain‘ The pagan ancestor of HalloweenAnd its Scottish Customs(long story but interesting ) The Celtic festival of Samhain – is still celebrated in the dark corners of Scotlandalso known … Continue reading

October 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

๐™Ž๐™ฉ ๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ง๐™š๐™ฌ๐™จ ๐˜พ๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™šโ€™๐™จ ๐˜ฝ๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™š ๐˜ฟ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™ค๐™ฃ

๐™๐™๐™š ๐™‚๐™ง๐™ž๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™Š๐™› ๐™Ž๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™โ€™๐™จ ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฎ ๐˜พ๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™š ๐˜ฟ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ At the north-west corner of St Andrews Castleโ€™s courtyard stands a sea tower that served as a prison throughout the castleโ€™s active life. … Continue reading

September 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Changling

The Changeling Scottish Gaelic Folklore There is one old myth that still strikes fear into any new mother, itโ€™s the myth about the changeling. In Scotland it was once truly … Continue reading

September 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

SPURTLE and the Porridge drawer

A spurtle is a Scottish tool used for stirring porridge and soup etc. The long thin shape means it can be used for constant stirring which stops the porridge from … Continue reading

June 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

๐˜ฝ๐˜ผ๐™Š๐˜ฝ๐™ƒ๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐™Ž๐™„๐™๐™ƒ

โ€ขScottish/Gaelic Folkloreโ€ข The baobhan sith appears as a beautiful young woman wearing a long green dress. Look closely, however, and youโ€™ll see she has deer hooves instead of feet. She … Continue reading

April 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

๐™๐™๐™š ๐™ˆ๐™ฎ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™ค๐™ช๐™จ ๐™๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™ง๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ก๐™™ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™€๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™—๐™ช๐™ง๐™œ๐™

As you descend the gloomy depths of Mary Kingโ€™s Close, enter the vanished world of 17th century Edinburgh. Here was once a bustling neighbourhood open to the sky where prosperous … Continue reading

March 18, 2021 · Leave a comment