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Scotland the Brave Land: 10,000 Years of Scotland in Story

Scotland the Brave Land

10,000 Years of Scotland in Story

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From bold heroines to clan battles, standing stones to castles, there is hardly any aspect of Scotland’s heritage that does not feature in our storytelling traditions. This collection of stories from all parts of Scotland, and from all periods of our dramatic – and often truly heroic – history is both an introduction to and a journey into Scotland’s rich cultural heritage.
Covering the same themes as Disney-Pixar’s new fairytale film, Brave, this book provides the next step for those wishing to delve deeper into Scotland’s culture and traditions.
Title Scotland the Brave Land
Subtitle 10,000 Years of Scotland in Story
Author Stuart McHardy
ISBN 9781908373496
eISBN 9781909912250
Binding Paperback
Author Bio STUART McHARDY is a writer, musician, folklorist, storyteller and poet, and has lectured on many aspects of Scottish history and culture both in Scotland and abroad. Combining the roles of scholar and performer gives McHardy an un-usually clear insight into tradition. As happy singing old ballads as analysing ancient legends, he has held such posts as Director of the Scots Language Re-source Centre and President of the Pictish Arts Society. McHardy is a prolific author, and has had several books published, including Tales of the Picts, Tales of Edinburgh Castle, The Quest for the Nine Maidens, On the Trail of Scotland’s Myths and Legends and Edinburgh and Leith Pub Guide. McHardy lives in Edinburgh with his wife Sandra.
Back Cover Text There is not a stream or a rock that does not have its story. STUART McHARDY

With the release of Disney-Pixar’s ‘Brave’ the world’s attention is being drawn to Scotland and its fascinating history. But ‘Brave’ merely scrapes the surface of Scotland’s rich story-telling culture. This collection of tales is the next step for anyone wishing to look further into the traditions of Scotland. These enchanting tales reflect the wide diversity of its heritage and there are few aspects of Scottish tradition that have escaped memorialisation in folklore.
With its captivating, and often gruesome, tales of heroic warriors in battle, bold heroines, deceitful aristocracy, and supernatural creatures Brave Land is a journey into the cultural heritage of a nation and the folklore surrounding the creation of the breath-taking landscape of its country.
Scotland the Brave Land provides the reader the perfect opportunity to delve a little deeper into the myths, legends and history of this truly mesmerising country.

BIC Subject Folklore, myths & legends
BISAC Subject FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
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