The prophecies of the Lady of Lawers.

Title - The prophecies of the Lady of Lawers.
Contributors - Donald MacMartin
Reporters - Hamish Henderson
Item Person - Lady of Lawers

Summary - The prophecies of the Lady of Lawers.

The Lady of Lawers made many prophecies that came true. She prophesied that Lawers church, which was built in 1669, would never be completed. The stones to finish it were left in a moored boat overnight, which capsized in a storm, and the church never was finished. She said there would be a great flood on Loch Tayside on the night that she died. Some hill lochs broke away that night and no longer exist. She prophesied that the sheep's mouth would put the plough out of the ground, but that there would later be a plough in every lad's hand, which happened with the World War. She said about an estate near Killin that it would be without an heir when a child was born there with six fingers on each hand, which happened.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:16
Date Recorded - 1965
Date of Content - 1645 to 1669
Language - English
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 28240
Original Tape ID - SA1965.160
Original Track ID - SA1965.160.A13
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Berwickshire
  Parish - Coldingham
  Village - Coldingham

Item Location:
  County - Perthshire
  Parish - Kenmore
  Village - Lawers

Item Notes - Although Mr MacMartin says that the Lady of Lawers was a Campbell,
it is usually said that she was a Stewart and that she lived about
the middle of the seventeenth century.

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