It's #folklorethursday! Rowan trees, caorann in Gaelic, are known as protection trees, keeping evil at bay (which is why you see so many of them planted in front gardens). It's considered terrible luck for men to chop down a rowan... and still to this day in the Highlands some men refuse to fell rowans 🙂
Here's a pretty special rowan tree that you can walk through... when was the last time you walked through a tree?!
If you'd like to hear more stories and folktales of Aviemore and the Cairngorms, join an upcoming wee guided walk!