It's #folklorethursday! Loch Morlich at Glenmore, near Aviemore, has been getting all sorts of the wrong attention lately - I wonder if the folks leaving litter and chopping trees and starting fires know about Red Hand, the ghost of a gigantic Highland warrior who marches up and down the beach?!
Maybe if they did, they'd act a bit differently...
He carries a sword, drawn and ready to use in his left hand, and his right hand is covered in blood. He used to challenge beachgoers to fights, but now apparently urges hunters and poachers not to leave maimed animals to die a slow death, and to take only what they need from the hills.
Any who disobey him incur his terrible wrath...
Perhaps we can apply this to current days, and the importance of acting responsibly and using only what we need. We don't want to tempt Red Hand!
If you'd like to hear more stories and folktales of Aviemore and the Cairngorms, join an upcoming wee guided walk!