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A Tour of Scotland in Stories

Posted on 04/07/2019 in Extract Folk and Fairy Tales Theresa Breslin

We all know that Scotland is full of stories. It’s not surprising, really; the rugged mountains, mysterious lochs and impressive castles make the perfect setting for a good yarn.

That may be why award-winning author Theresa Breslin and acclaimed artist Kate Leiper have now created not one, not two, but three stunningly illustrated collections of tales from Scotland.

Discover the Stories of Scotland

Here are all the Scottish castles that have inspired stories in An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends. How many have you visited?

  1. 1. Dunvegan Castle
  2. 2. Eilean Donan Castle
  3. 3. Castle Urquhart
  4. 4. Craigievar Castle
  5. 5. Glamis Castle
  6. 6. Scone and the Moot Hill
  7. 7. Stirling Castle
  8. 8. Edinburgh Castle
  9. 9. Scott Monument
  10. 10. Bothwell Castle
  11. 11. Elibank
  12. 12. Abbotsford
  13. 13. Caerlaverock Castle

Click on a location in the map below to discover a snippet from An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends. Which one is your favourite?

Dunvegan Castle Eilean Donan Castle Castle Urquhart Craigievar Castle Glamis Castle Scone and the Moot Hill Stirling Castle Edinburgh Castle Scott Monument Bothwell Castle Elibank Abbotsford Caerlaverock Castle

About the Book

An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends


Explore secret passages beneath Edinburgh Castle, search for the mysterious monster of Glamis, joust with knights at Stirling Castle and swim with the selkie of Eilean Donan.

This is a sumptuous collection of tales from the ancient castles of Scotland, created by Carnegie Medal-winning children’s author Theresa Breslin OBE and Kate Greenaway Medal-longlisted artist Kate Leiper.

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