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    1. For the uninitiated, selkies come from Scottish folklore, stemming particularly from the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland. Selkies, a kind of mythical creature that shapeshifts from a seal to a human form. In many examples of selkie legends, part of the lore typically involves a woman selkie who loses her pelt to a man of the land. When this happens, she is tied to him so long as she is unable to find her pelt, and therefore unable to return to her seal form and her ocean habitat.
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    1. Edinburgh

      The capital of Scotland and home to Edinburgh Castle. The Great North Road was the main mail and passenger routes. from London to York to Edinburgh.

    2. Pentland Hills

      Pentland is a range of hills to the south-west of Edinburgh.

    3. Perth

      Perth is an ancient town on the River Tay in Scotland, about 44 miles north of Edinburgh.

    4. Arthur’s Seat

      Arthur's Seat is a main peak of a group of hills in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    5. St. Andrews

      St. Andrews is a town on the east coast of Fife in Scotland, 30 miles northeast of Edinburgh. It is home to the University of St Andrews, the third oldest university in the English-speaking world.

    6. Orkneys

      The Orkney Islands lie along the north-east coast of Scotland.

    7. its romantic castle,

      Victor means Edinburgh Castle, a historic fortress presiding over the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, and built as early as the 12th Century.

    8. Coupar

      Coupar is a town 13 miles to the north of Perth, Scotland.

  10. May 2017
    1. the Clearances

      Occurring in the hundred year period between the mid 1700's and the mid 1800's the Highland Clearances were a massive part of Scottish history. More than simply displacement of many poor and disadvantaged people, the clearances resulted in the almost complete devastation of the Scottish Gaelic culture. The Highland Clearances were also a continuation of the hundreds of years conflict between Anglo-England to the South and Gaelic Scotland and Ireland to the North and the West. These two cultures had been feuding since the dawn of the British Empire, and even before during the Medieval era. Many of the Highlanders evicted during this time were found to emigrate to Canada, the U.S.A., Australia and New Zealand.<br> The grief the Highlanders shared and continue to share about the destruction of their culture by foreign forces, the English, remains a means for their connection to the old Highlands and each other.

      Richards, Eric. Debating the Highland Clearances. Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh University Press, 2007