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TITLE
Kintail from Loch Duich
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_069
PLACENAME
Loch Duich; Five Sisters
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
28925
KEYWORDS
kintail
loch duich
Kintail from Loch Duich

Kintail is an area in the North-West Highlands of Scotland that has been described as one of Scotland's last great wildernesses.

A legend connected with Loch Duich states that three brothers who went fishing at the loch one night became enraptured by three seal-maidens who had thrown off their furs, assumed the likeness of humans, and danced in the moonlight on the sands. The brothers stole their furs, intending to claim the seal-maidens as their wives. The youngest brother, however, moved by the seal-girl's distress, returned her seal-skin. For his kindness, the girl's father allowed the youngest brother to visit the maiden every ninth night. As for the other two brothers, the middle brother lost his wife after the seal-maiden he had captured found her stolen fur, while the eldest brother burnt his wife's fur as a preventative measure, only to burn her accidentally in the process.

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Kintail from Loch Duich

ROSS: Lochalsh

kintail; loch duich

J I R Martin

Kintail is an area in the North-West Highlands of Scotland that has been described as one of Scotland's last great wildernesses.<br /> <br /> A legend connected with Loch Duich states that three brothers who went fishing at the loch one night became enraptured by three seal-maidens who had thrown off their furs, assumed the likeness of humans, and danced in the moonlight on the sands. The brothers stole their furs, intending to claim the seal-maidens as their wives. The youngest brother, however, moved by the seal-girl's distress, returned her seal-skin. For his kindness, the girl's father allowed the youngest brother to visit the maiden every ninth night. As for the other two brothers, the middle brother lost his wife after the seal-maiden he had captured found her stolen fur, while the eldest brother burnt his wife's fur as a preventative measure, only to burn her accidentally in the process.