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TITLE
The Minister who saw the Fairies
EXTERNAL ID
WHA_COMIC_19
PLACENAME
Balquhidder
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
PERTH
DATE OF RECORDING
2007
PERIOD
17c
CREATOR
West Highland Animation
SOURCE
West Highland Animation
ASSET ID
41507
KEYWORDS
Culture
Oral Tradition
Comic
children
Supernatural
fairy mound
fairies
Church
Minister
Robert Kirk
folklore collecting

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The 17th century Minister, Reverend Kirk, became famous for his ability to see fairies. He wrote a book describing their customs and at the end of his life is reputed to have disappeared into a fairy knoll. This film tells the story of the first time he ever saw fairies. It happened one evening when he was Minister in Balquhidder and left the Manse and went over to the Church to pray.

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The Minister who saw the Fairies

PERTH

17c

Culture; Oral Tradition; Comic; children; Supernatural; fairy mound; fairies; Church; Minister; Robert Kirk; folklore collecting

West Highland Animation

WHA - Highland Heroes (comic books)

The 17th century Minister, Reverend Kirk, became famous for his ability to see fairies. He wrote a book describing their customs and at the end of his life is reputed to have disappeared into a fairy knoll. This film tells the story of the first time he ever saw fairies. It happened one evening when he was Minister in Balquhidder and left the Manse and went over to the Church to pray.