Am Fear Liath Mór

The mysterious Grey Man of Ben MacDhui, or Am Fear Liath Mór in Scottish Gaelic, bears similarity to the European folkloric tradition of the...

Scotland’s National Animal

by M J Steel Collins | Follow on Twitter National Animals, like any national symbol, is described as something which is seen as representative of...

Edinburgh’s Haunted Underground

by M J Steel Collins | Follow on Twitter The idea of housing people in tenements and high rises came about as a way of...

The Daoine Sidhe of Skye

by M J Steel Collins |Follow on Twitter The Isle of Skye is largest of the Inner Hebrides, at 639 square miles; it boasts several...

Scottish Folklore: The Problem with Each-Uisges and Kelpies

by MJ Steel Collins | Follow on Twitter The Each-Uisge and the Kelpie are rather confusing beasties. Both are water-horses, capable of shape-shifting and have...

Scottish Folklore: Provan Hall

by MJ Steel Collins -- Follow on Twitter @GhostlyAspects Nestled in a corner of Auchinlea Park, next to the Forge Retail Park, Provan Hall...

The Glaistig

The Glaistig is a difficult one to pin down, as she seems to have almost as many different forms as Spider-Man has movie reboots....

The Doom Of Duntulm

Sitting on top of a sheer cliff near Trotternish on the Isle of Skye is the ruin of Duntulm Castle. Even by ancient Scottish...

The Mackenzie Poltergeist

In Edinburgh, one wag claimed, there are about twenty ghosts per square metre. The Mackenzie Poltergeist is one of the city's most renowned, and...

The Curse of Scotland

Sometimes a playing card is just a playing card. Sometimes a playing card may stand in as one of the minor arcana of the...

Scottish Folklore: Bean Nighe, the Washerwoman of the Ford

by M J Steel Collins | Follow on Twitter The Bean Nighe is described as the Scottish version of The Irish Banshee. Though not prone...

The White Lady

by M.J. Steel Collins In the depths of the Southern Necropolis cemetery in the Gorbals, Glasgow, sits what looks like the sort of old, worn...

The Wulver

by MJ Steel Collins Not falling in line with the stereotypical notion of the Werewolf, the Wulver is a rather unique lycanthrophic supernatural creature. Whilst...