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


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