Wild Eyed Southern Celt

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The Dragon is part of the city’s coat of arms, and there are various around the city, including one as a weather vane on top of a local church.

From local folklore

"The legend of the dragon that ate the nine maidens of Strathmartine. The story is one of a peasant farmer of Pitempton – about 3 miles from Dundee – who had nine daughters. One summer evening he sent the eldest to a nearby well for water. She did not return and, one by one, he sent her remaining sisters after her.

Eventually, having run out of daughters, he armed himself and set out to see what had happened. At the well he found the mangled remains of his daughters and beside them an enormous serpent.

He fled only to return with a large band of neighbours, among them Martin, the lover of one of the girls. The crowd attacked and the dragon fled first to Baldragon, a marshy area about a quarter of a mile away. It was then chased on about two more miles until Martin attacked it single-handed. The crowd encouraged him with cries of ‘Strike Martin’ (the origin of the name Strathmartine).

Eventually the dragon was killed at Balkello. It is recorded as the last dragon to be killed in Scotland. There is a stone there bearing the outline of a serpent.

As an old rhyme says:

‘Tempted at Pitempton

Draigled at Baldragon

Stricken at Strathmartine

And killed at Martin’s Stane.’”

Inishdooey Island, three miles off the northern coast of Donegal, shows that you don’t need to be a celebrity to own a private island.
The original asking price for Inishdooey Island (Inis Dhubhnach) was around a million dollars, a bit steep for a location that can only be reached by boat or helicopter, and even then only in good weather. The owner has now reduced the price to £140, 000, or about $230,000, depending on exchange rates. That price is practically a steal in today’s economy, especially when you consider that the island offers 94 acres of beautiful, unspoiled Irish land, the ruins of an ancient monastery and numerous caves to explore.

(via Inishdooey Island An Irish Bargain - Wild Eyed Southern Celt)

The Cornish Elements Song

Planet Cornwall with Sir David Attenborough

Scottish Music Pipes & Drums ~Isle of Skye~ Albannach. A view of the Cuillin Mountains on the Isle of Skye.

Oiche Math Leibh ‘s Beannachd Leibh

Soraidh leibh is oidhche mhath leibh,
Oidhche mhath leibh ‘s beannachd leibh;
Guidheim slainte ghna h bhith mar ribh,
Oidhche mhath leibh ‘s beannachd leibh.

Farewell and goodnight to you,
Goodnight and blessings upon you;
let me wish health always to be with you,
Goodnight to you and blessings upon you.

✘ on September 18th #voteYes



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Kiltie at Dufftown Whisky Distillery

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Piper with the 6th Army’s Pipe Band puts on his kilt

(Edward Clark. 1951)

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