Fireside stories from the National Trust for Scotland’s Hugh Miller Cottage in Cromarty will be told by Lizzie McDougall
A NEW project will tell folk tales of mermaids, giants and witches from the comfort of Hugh Miller’s cottage in Cromarty.
The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) has created the Fireside Tales, told by Lizzie McDougall, as part of the Year of Stories 2022.
Ms McDougall filmed the series at the historic Cottage and Museum birthplace of the 19th century geologist and folklorist – a site run by the NTS.
She reads stories from the book Scenes and Legends of the North of Scotland, drawn from folklore around Cromarty and the Moray Firth, including The Baby Giant of Knockfarrel and Giant Steps in Ross-shire.
The narrations are accompanied by the music of the harpist Siannie Moodie and the film produced by the company Flying Mirrors.
Katey Boal, the Trust’s Visitor Services Engagement Manager at Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, said: ‘We hope these stories on our website will be enjoyed by all and that we can bring a smile on the faces of many, introducing the public to the fascinating folklore of this beautiful part of Scotland.
This event was funded by VisitScotland, Museums Galleries Scotland and the National Lottery. To enjoy the talks, go to www.nts.org.uk/stories/fireside-tales-scottish-folklore-for-children