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Folk-Lore from the West of Ross-Shire
By Rev. C. Robertson


The following examples of the folk-lore of the West of the County of Ross and Cromarty have been collected during the years 1900 to 1904. Many, perhaps most, of them can lay little claim to novelty, but they supply evidence of the inclusion of this district in their area of distribution. They have been gathered almost wholly in Lochcarron, Kenlochewe, and, more especially, Torridon and Little Lochbroom. The two latter places are among the less frequented and less known parts of the district. In “Gairloch: Its Records, Traditions, Inhabitants, and Natural History,” by Mr J. H. Dixon, a book whose high merits are well known, the folk-lore of that parish is well represented, and much of what comes under one or other of the sub-divisions of Folklore has found a place in various volumes of our Society’s Transactions. Most of what is contained in the following pages belongs to the special division of Superstition.

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