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Tales of Kintail and the Five Sisters

Follow me north and west in Scotland, through the Cairngorms and past Ben Nevis, and we will pass through Glen Shiel and onwards into the Land of the Three Sea Lochs. This is a boarder land which has been deeply … Continue reading

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At the Edge of Dreams

   Somewhere at the edge of dreams, at the edge of night and day, a golden hare races through the dappled flowers and grass. Chasing the shadows between sun and moon he runs over the mountains curving paths at the … Continue reading

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Stone Circles: Calanais

   Scotland, and in fact the whole of the British Isles, is liberally scattered with ancient stone monuments. These take on many different shapes and alignments, but one of the most common is the circle. The circle is a universal … Continue reading

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Reflective Isle

   Floating somewhere off the western coast of Scotland, and lapped by the salty sea, an enchanted isle drifts. Sometimes shrouded in soft mist and clouds, sometimes revealed by light, it captures the heart and lures us closer. There are … Continue reading

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Wild Mountain Calling

   Wild mountains called out to me, and pulled me in confusion to their feet. Pools of sea camomile covered my toes, filling the air with the heady scent of sleep, while soft purple clouds drifted in halos around their … Continue reading

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Sacred Skye Mountain

   Away across the sea to Skye lies a mountain sacred to the ancient veiled earth goddess, the Cailleach. This sacred peak rises behind Broadford, and carries many legends, while she watches over the lush green glen at her feet. … Continue reading

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Summer Trolls

   Summer is here, and the stone trolls are peeping out from beneath her green and floral skirts. Lured out into the warmth and light they share a tale or two of the deep dark earth. Can you see them, … Continue reading

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