Invading Norsemen fought off in Banffshire.
Date 1953
Track ID 9732
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1953.245.A5

Original Tape ID

SA1953.245

Summary

Invading Norsemen fought off in Banffshire.

The first Norsemen in the North-East of Scotland landed at Gamrie [Gardenstown]. The men fled, but the women got the Norsemen drunk, then put stones in their stockings and finished them off. Nevertheless, the Norsemen appear to have left some of their seed. Their skeletons are found from time to time between Gamrie and Macduff, and they never lack any of their teeth. They were great big fellows.

Recording Location

County - Banffshire

Parish - Gamrie

Village/Place - Macduff

Item Location

County - Banffshire

Parish - Gamrie

Village/Place - Gardenstown

Language

Scots

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS