A wild man is captured by filling a well with whisky.
Date 1956
Track ID 14339
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1956.175.A3

Original Tape ID

SA1956.175

Summary

A wild man is captured by filling a well with whisky.

A wild hairy man lived in the Dunkeld area once. He often drank from a well in Dunkeld woods. Having failed to catch him for many years, the authorities filled the well with whisky. He liked it, drank a great deal, and fell asleep. He was captured and kept imprisoned in a hermitage near Amulree until his death. Long after, a man named Duff went to live there, for a wager.

Item Notes

Cf. 'Tocher' 21, p. 183.

Recording Location

County - Perthshire

Parish - Blairgowrie

Village - Blairgowrie

Item Location

County - Perthshire

Parish - Dunkeld and Dowally

Village - Dunkeld

Language

English

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS