Mythology & folklore

The ancient Caledonian Forest is shrouded in mystery and Celtic legends abound about many of its species. Click on the links below to learn about the folklore and human uses of some of these.

Trees

Alder

Cherry

Hazel

Scots pine

Ash

Elder

Holly

Rowan

Aspen

Elm

Juniper

Willow

Birch

Hawthorn

Oak

Yew

Mammals 

Bear

Otter

Beaver

Wild boar

Deer

Wildcat

Lynx

Wolf

Birds

Eagle

 

Raven

Plants  

Heather

Fungi

Fly agaric

Fish

Salmon

Other folklore

The Wise Man of Kingussie 
(Or how Scotland came to lose the Caledonian Forest)

 

 

 

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