Scotland in my Heart

Scottish History, Culture, Folklore, Scottish Gaelic and Information

Scottish Superstitions … Associated with Birth and Babies

The Howdie is the mother-to-be’s main attendant and it stems from an old Scottish term for “handy woman”.  In addition to being a midwife, the Howdie insures the parents are … Continue reading

November 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Sad Tale of Beautiful Plockton

The Sad Tale of Beautiful Plockton”Baile na Bochdainn, or “village of the poor” Although it may seem as if time has stood still, Plockton wasn’t always like it is today. … Continue reading

December 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sawney Bean – Scotland’s cannibal

Little is known for certain about his early life, however Sawney Bean is believed to have been born in East Lothian in the late 13th century, and was a tanner … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

List of Creatures in Scottish and Gaelic Folklore

Supernatural Creatures in Scottish Folklore …this is a list of them.  There are many supernatural creatures to be found in Scottish/Gaelic  folklore, Scotland has a rich Culture  going back over … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · 6 Comments

The Fairy Flag of Dunvegan ‘Isle of Skye’

 The story behind the flag is one of the greatest romantic tales in all the highlands… A great young Chief of the clan MacLeod fell in love with a Fairy … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

‘Isle of Skye’ (An t-Eilean Sgitheanach)

Island overview The Isle of Skye lies close to the north-west coast of the Scottish Highlands. It is the largest and the furthest north of the islands in the Inner … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Walking in Trotternish Isle of Skye

Trotternish…. Isle of Skye  “This  page is only intended to give a general impression of the walking that is available. The terrain has many steep cliffs and slippery slopes, and … Continue reading

January 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

The hidden Scots victims of the slave trade

We tend to be very proud of Scotland’s role in abolishing the slave trade, with parliament passing the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act in 1807, but Scotland also played … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 4 Comments

Who are the Picts? Scotlands DNA finds an answer.

.A recently discovered DNA marker suggests that 10% of Scottish men are directly descended from the Picts. Many generations of historians have puzzled over what used to be called the … Continue reading

January 10, 2016 · 27 Comments

About Scottish People

What do you know about Scottish people? If you can bring any stereotypes to mind you might think that they’re mean…. or miserly or bad-tempered…. or a bit too fond of … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · 14 Comments