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The Loch Light of Rannoch

In his book ‘The Peat-fire Flame’ (1937), Alasdair Alpin MacGregor refers to a strange experience around Loch Rannoch. ‘A phenomenon…..is associated with Loch Rannoch, where a light in the form of a ball sometimes...

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Ghost In A Coffin

The following account was published in “The peat-fire flame : folk-tales and traditions of the Highlands & Islands” by Alasdair Alpin MacGregor (1937). ‘Connected with Breadalbain is the folk-tale of a ghost that attempted...

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Loch Tay Black Dog

The following account was published in “The peat-fire flame : folk-tales and traditions of the Highlands & Islands” by Alasdair Alpin MacGregor (1937). ‘There is told among the clachans fringing the shores of Loch...

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Loch Tay White Bird

‘A strange fragment, still recounted in Breadalbain, concerning a ferryman, who lived on the north side of Loch Tay, and who one evening heard a shrill whistle as of someone wanting to cross the...

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Loch Tay Balls Of Fire

The following account was published in ‘The Peat-fire Flame’ (1937) by Alasdair Alpin MacGregor. ‘There is a story told in Breadalbain of two gealhhain, or balls of fire, which were seen flitting over the...

Vayne Castle

The ruin of the Z-plan Vayne Castle dates from the 16th century was built by the Lindsays. There is a Devil legend associated with the castle according to ‘The History and Traditions of the Land of the Lindsays’ (1882), which states that:

Fairies Of St Fillans (2005)

In November 2005 a housing developer was prevented from moving a rock as the local population of St Fillans claimed it would kill the fairies living under it. The following article entitled ‘ Fairies stop developers’ bulldozers in their tracks’ was published in The Times on 21 November 2005.

Fortingall Yew Tree

The ancient remains of the yew tree which survives within its own walled enclosure in Fortingall Churchyard is claimed to be the oldest living tree in Europe.

Nine Maidens Well, Strathmartine

As with the dragon that was associated with it, very little remains of the Nine Maidens Well at Strathmartine, as the farmer upon whose land it could be found had the well covered up to stop it’s visitors from trampling his crops.

Croft Moraig

One of the most impressive and easy to access stone circles in the Tay valley: Croft Moraig is situated just off the A827 between Aberfeldy and the head of Loch Tay. The sites long history as a changing ritual centre in the Neolithic and early Bronze Age make it one of the most important monuments in the area.