Popped to the Black Isle today to do some seaweed foraging, and as it's also a Thursday thought we'd have a little story from there...
So, a good long while ago the fairy folk, sìthean, began to take pity on the people of Fortrose and Rosemarkie, toiling all around the Moray Firth just to get to Inverness. They decided they would build a bridge for them across the firth at Chanonry Point (better known for dolphin-spotting!)
They began building the bridge, and as the days went by, people gathered to watch and give 'advice' and 'suggestions' for how the bridge should be built. Who knew there could be so many expert bridge builders on the Black Isle! The fairy folk tolerated this as long as possible, until, simply too annoyed to continue, they packed up and told the interfering locals to build the bridge themselves.
And lo and behold, it was never finished.
If you'd like to hear stories and folktales of Aviemore and the Cairngorms, join an upcoming short guided walk!