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                      Dane Love 'Legendary Ayrshire' Book  

                      Dane Love 'Legendary Ayrshire' Book

                      Legendary Ayrshire: Custom, Folklore, Tradition

                      Carn Publishing, 2009
                      81 photographs and sketches, 240pp, Hardback.
                      ISBN 978 0 9518128 6 0
                      Many of Ayrshire’s traditional tales are being forgotten in an ever-modernising world. This books takes a look back at the folklore and customs of the county, rediscovering the places and stories that were honoured in some way by the Ayrshire folk of the past.
                      Here can be found accounts of the places traditionally associated with early saints, and thus venerated for centuries, as well as rocks and stones that were perhaps places of pilgrimage. Ancient wells and strange caves can be found all over the county, and this volume is a comprehensive guide to them all.
                      There are traditional tales of ghosts and hauntings, fairies and witches, as well as the ancient festival of Beltane, still long revered even after Reformation ministers deemed it as un-Christian.
                      Some of the old traditions associated with birth, marriages and death, often unique to this county, are recalled, as well as other customs that took place at different times of the year.
                      The lover of Ayrshire history and tradition will find much in this book that they were unaware of, and will want to get back into the countryside to rediscover their forgotten heritage.
                      Rocks and Stones
                      Caves and Grottoes
                      Wells and Water
                      Trees and Bushes
                      Beltane and Bonfires
                      Fairies and other Mythical Creatures
                      The De’il
                      Saints and Miracles
                      Witches and Warlocks
                      Legendary Battles
                      Other Legends
                      Old Customs

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