Lochan Uaine in Ryvoan Pass, looking towards the Northern Corries © James Shooter/scotlandbigpicture.com
It's #folklorethursday! Here's the well-known An Lochan Uaine, the Green Lochan, near Glenmore.
You may have heard of the fairy hill overlooking the loch, and the fairies who wash their clothes there, turning the waters the stunning, mysterious green colour.
That was all invented by locals to disguise the fact there was illicit whisky distilling going on up the hill... the remains of the still are still there - and of course this is on the Rathad nam Mèirleach, the Thieves Road (noted last week at Loch Gamhna). Fairies or no, mischief was in the air!
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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