Description - Mysterious Scotland by Michael Balfour
"Mysterious Scotland" presents an array of the weird and wonderful heritage of the country. Michael Balfour examines strange stories from the moors, forests, rivers, holy wells and lochs, where - as well as the old legends and dark secrets which he prises out of palaces, castles and cathedrals - he finds monsters, ghoulies, unsolved murders and ancient cures. Investigating a land where the past is reflected in the present, the author has roamed all around Scotland, exploring standing stones, mermaid beaches and magic springs. He seeks out new theories about the prehistoric, Celtic and Pictish stones, carvings, tombs and brochs which are scattered across the country. Among his many discoveries, he unearths long-forgotten prophecies, puzzling tales from the bothies, consuming traditions and distillers' tricks, and finds evidence of the legendary Highland second sight. Not forgotten are the great historical figures who throng the pages, each making a unique contribution to "Mysterious Scotland".
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Author Biography - Michael Balfour
Publisher and writer Michael Balfour has lived near the Stones of Stenness in the Orkney Islands and beside Loch Tummel in Perthshire. He has reviewed books, written for The Scotsman, and is the author of several books including Stonehenge and its Mysteries and Megalithic Mysteries.