The west coast of Scotland is one the areas of the British Isles that is considered to be ‘Celtic’ (a people who share a common identity & culture and are identified with a traditional territory – not synonymous with a ‘sovereign state’).
The wealth of folk-lore & tales, recorded oral traditions and beliefs from ‘old sources’ is an invaluable record from our ancestors who inhabited this corner of the British Isles.
This work consists of old lore collected during the last forty-four years. It forms a small part of a large mass of oral literature written down from the recital of men and women throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, from Arran to Caithness, from Perth to St. Kilda.
There is an excellent introduction including a number of wee stories. The book then goes on to list the variety of Gaelic stories on the left hand page with the English translation on the right.