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The Complete Guide to Scottish Folklore

Scotland actually has thousands of years of history and culture, and this has played a massive part in the development of its national identity and in the country's booming modern tourism industry. This site explores some of the most famous tales in Scottish folklore and gives advice to people visiting the country on where they can explore some of these tales and get to know the stories that have built up Scottish culture.

The Loch Ness Monster

One of the most popular and internationally known pieces of Scottish folklore is the legend that a monster lives in Loch Ness, a large body of water near the city of Inverness. The story is so well known that millions of pounds have been spent over the years on attempts to bring this monster up from the depths of the loch. So far, there hasn't actually been any success, but this doesn't stop hundreds of thousands of tourists from flocking there every year to try to spot Nessie.

Ghost Walks

These spooky tours are top-rated in and around the Scottish capital Edinburgh and the city of Stirling. Many of the graveyards in Scotland are ancient and have incredibly scary stories attached to them. Going on a tour is a great way to get to know more about Scottish history.

Those with Scottish ancestry often enjoy looking for their family name written on one of the hundreds of gravestones that they pass during the tour.