Category Archives: Folklore

Watercress of the Pure Springs

Roddy Maclean tells how wild watercress is celebrated in Gaelic culture. Continue reading

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Biolair Uaine an Fhìor-uisg’

Tha Ruairidh MacIlleathain ag innse dhuinn mun ghràdh aig na Gàidheil air a’ bhiolair Continue reading

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The ‘Blind’ Streams of the Uplands

Roddy Maclean looks at the fascinating word ‘caochan’ in the Gaelic landscape Continue reading

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Sruthan ‘caoch’ a’ Mhonaidh

Tha dualchas gu leòr co-cheangailte ri ‘caochanan’ na Gàidhealtachd, mar a tha Ruairidh MacIlleathain a’ mìneachadh. Continue reading

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Nature’s Bounty in a Brùchd

Piles of seaweed thrown up by winter storms can add new elements to the forager’s basket Continue reading

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Mathas na Mara à Brùchdan

Faodaidh brùchdan a’ gheamhraidh air a’ chladach feamainn bhlasta a chur ri daithead an rùrachair Continue reading

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The Surly Animal of the Yellow Moon

Roddy Maclean reveals aspects of the badger’s appearance in folklore and literature, and on Scotland’s Gaelic landscape Continue reading

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Ainmhidh Gnù na Gealaich Bhuidhe

Tha Ruairidh MacIlleathain a’ toirt sùil air a’ bhroc ann am beul-aithris, litreachas agus eòlas-tìre nan Gàidheal Continue reading

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Kings and Queens in the Gaelic Landscape

Roddy Maclean looks at Gaelic ‘royal’ names in Scotland’s landscape Continue reading

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Rìghrean is Banrighrean air Aghaidh na Tìre

Tha Ruairidh MacIlleathain a’ toirt sùil air faclan ‘rìoghail’ a tha co-cheangailte ri ainmean-àite Gàidhlig Continue reading

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