The History of Leith

September 19, 2006

Do you believe in fairies?

IF YOU had asked your great-great-grandmother if she believed in fairies, she would have looked at you askance. Believe in fairies? Of course she did!

Ninety-five per cent of Scots continued to believe in fairies right up until the middle of the 19th century. These were not the diminutive, be-winged fairies of 1800s children’s books. No, these were strange folk who bewitched you, killed your cattle and kidnapped your wives and daughters. for more click here

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