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MacLeods' Heads

Location: Trotternish - Loch of Heads
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A skirmish between the MacLeods and the MacDonalds led to the MacLeods defeat - the victors decapitated all the bodies and rolled the heads down a hill to the loch below. As the heads rolled, they could be heard chanting 'We almost won today!', hence the name of the area.

Stoned Man

Location: Trotternish, Isle of Skye - Old Man of Storr
Type: Legend
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Turned to stone by a couple of antisocial ogres, the old man of Storr has remained a monolith for hundreds of years, and no doubt will forevermore.

Each-uisge

Location: Trotternish, Isle of Skye - Shieling
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A young woman invited an Each-uisge in the guise of an old woman into her shieling overnight only to awake during the night to find it eating her companion. On discovering the Each-uisge, the young woman fled, only managing to escape the clutches of the beast by crossing a flowing stream that the Each-uisge was unable to cross.

Fairy Hill

Location: Uig, Isle of Skye - Sithean Beinne Bho'idhich - Fairy Glen
Type: Fairy
Date / Time: Still present
Further Comments: Sounds of music and partying can be heard coming from this mound, the little folk still in full party mode. One legend says that a local fiddler was paid handsomely in gold to perform for the fairies at one of their parties. He fiddled for ten hours, after which he returned home, only to find a hundred years had elapsed.

Black Horse

Location: Uig, Isle of Skye - Unnamed lake
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: To pass the time, a young herder rolled several boulders into a lake - the splashing caused an Each-uisge to appear out of the disturbed water in the guise of black horse.

Soothsayer Curse

Location: Urray - Brahan Castle, former site of
Type: Curse
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Before being boiled alive in a cauldron of tar, a local soothsayer predicted the downfall of the family that owned the castle. His every word came true...

Each-Uisge

Location: Vaterstein, Isle of Skye - Exact location not known
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A grieving widow was comforted by an Each-uisge which took the guise of man who appeared at her cottage after the death of her daughter. He used magic to keep the fire alight before vanishing in the morning.

Helen Gunn

Location: Wick - Ackergill Tower
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: Rather than end up in the arms of a man she did not love, this young lady leapt from the top of the tower and plunged to her death. Her ghost has been reported drifting around the site.

Sea Beastie

Location: Wick - Off the coast
Type: Cryptozoology
Date / Time: 21 September 1938
Further Comments: The crew of a cargo ship reported having a strange fish follow their craft for half an hour. It was described as having a three metre long body, 1.2 metre long neck and an oval head.

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