This collection of traditional stories gathered from all reaches of Scotland and passed down through generations, customs and traditions is a wonderful new look at well and t so well-kwn stories. Barrington cleverly intersperses these tales with follow-up historical stories to set the fables in context. It is a must-have for anyone interested in folklore and history.
Having spent over 25 years as a shepherd in Scotland, John Barrington has developed a vast knowledge of Scottish history, folklore, mythology and legend that are clearly transposed into his novels. Barrington is a natural storyteller leading guided story-walks, relaying his stories in schools, clubs and societies and as an after-dinner speaker. Barrington?s autobiography, Red Sky at Night won the SAC Book Award and was a UK no. 1 bestseller.