This summer explore the grounds at Dunans Castle with added faerie supplied by local sculptor Andy McClintock! We offer tours every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at midday which take an hour or so and offer the story of the site as well as our plans for the restoration project.
We charge £3 for non-Lairds and Ladies. Decorative titles are available from ScottishLaird.co.uk
Folklorist John Gregorson Campbell distinguishes between the English brownie, which lived in houses, and the Scottish ùruisg or urisk, which lived outside in streams and waterfalls and was less likely to offer domestic help. The ùruisg enjoyed solitude at certain seasons of the year. Around the end of the harvest, he became more sociable, and hovered around farmyards, stables and cattle-houses. He particularly enjoyed dairy products, and tended to intrude on milkmaids, who made regular libations of milk or cream to charm him off, or to gain his favour. He was usually seen only by those who possessed second sight, though there were instances when he made himself visible to ordinary people as well. He is said to have been jolly and personable, with flowing yellow hair, wearing a broad bluebonnet and carrying a long walking staff.
Book a tour until 31st October with our tour guide by emailing email@example.com or ring 01369 510511