Shetland (Shetland) - Exact location not known
A fisherman who caught a mermaid while out at sea killed the creature with a knife. It was said that from that moment, he was cursed.
Shetland (Shetland) - Near water wheels
The Noggle was a type of water horse that could be found stopping water wheels. When a miller appeared to chase the beast off, he would often be tricked into mounting it - being taken to deep water and his doom.
Skinningrove (Yorkshire) - Off coast
A man was caught in the sea by fishermen and kept for many weeks in a cottage where he lived on a diet of fish. After a while, the 'sea man' returned to the sea, waving goodbye to people standing on the coast before diving down and never returning.
Snettisham Beech and The Wash, Norfolk.
Snettisham (Norfolk) - Snettisham Beech & The Wash
Little is known about the sighting of a mermaid with long dark hair once spotted here.
Sound of Mull (Argyll and Bute) - Sea
Becalmed in their skiff after setting out from the Sound of Mull, two men spotted a creature in the water which had the head, neck and upper torso of a woman, although the hair was coarser and the eyes glassy.
St Levan (Cornwall) - Pendower Cove
Having just dropped anchor in the bay, the captain of a ship was surprised when a mermaid stuck her head out of the sea and asked if the anchor could be moved, as it had landed on the entrance to her home. The captain was happy to comply.
Thurso (Highland) - Sandside Bay
William Munro, a schoolmaster from Thurso, watched a naked woman combing her hair on a rock in the bay. After a few minutes she dived under the water and vanished.
Engraving of a mermaid, circa 1757.
Unst Island (Shetland) - General area
Saxi and Herman, two giants who were brothers, once lived on the island. They both fell in love with a mermaid who said she would marry whoever would swim to the North Pole with her. Both brothers began the trip, but neither returned.
Zennor (Cornwall) - Church and Sea
A son of a church warden, Mathew Trewhella one day disappeared without trace. A sea captain later told the village folk that Mathew was with a mermaid, living under the sea.