It's #folklorethursday - here on An Leth-Chreag (the Half Crag) to the west of Aviemore is said to be a cave in which foresters planting the hillside found a musket.
The slightly more mysterious version of this tale goes that a man tending his goatherd saw one of his charges disappear down a hole. Concerned, and no doubt curious, he followed, and found a cave fully stocked as an armoury. He vowed to return and help himself to the unguarded weapons... but alas couldn't again find the cave. This is a frequent theme in Highlands stories!
An escaping Jacobite from Culloden was also said to have hidden here...
I haven't found it, yet.
Map from 1875 Ordnance Survey 6 inch series, from the National Library of Scotland: https://maps.nls.uk/view/74427080 (Beware, many hours may be lost browsing the maps here...)
If you'd like to hear more stories and folktales of Aviemore and the Cairngorms, join an upcoming wee guided walk!
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