I want to visit the highlands Scotland in memory of Gran

@raydene (9874)
United States
March 7, 2007 8:41pm CST
I had great great gran that was Scotish and My mom always wished she could go.She told us stories about the fairies and said her great gran told her that Scotland was the only place that had real fairies.Do mean to insult all the other fairy countries! My great great gran was sent to America with her family because her da had fought against the English and would have to work for years for a rich American to get his freedom back.While on ship they had to sleep with the animals in the bottom of the ship and alot of people died.Both her parents and baby brother all died on ship so great great gran was about 7 or 8 and had no one.She was taken off the ship with a Welch couple that had lost all their children to an illness on ship so they took her as theirs and she used their last name (when she got older she couldn't remember her family name)but to her dying day she spoke scots and wanted it on her headstone that she was a lass of the highland. Anyway if I ever win the lottery I will go to Scotland,learn gaelic,search for the fairies all in Great-Great-Gran's memory .I know that my sweet mother would be smiling to think I carried out what she didn't live long enough to do.Mom died at 54 years old. Anybody been to Scotland? Anybody from Scotland? I'm hungry for anything about it. And does anyone believe in the wee fairies? Raydene
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@mummymo (23707)
8 Mar 07
Hi Raydene - I'm Scottish! I'm from a town (well actually its a city now!) called Stirling which is also sometimes known as the gateway to the highlands - I go to the Highlands every year on holiday with my partner and kids! I actually live on the site of The Battle of Bannockburn where the scots, lead by Robert the Bruce beat the English in 1314!!! ( The battlefield was huge, there are loads of houses on it now!) Sorry I don't speak Gaelic (apart from agus means and) and don't know much about the wee fairies but if I get the chance I will try and find out for you!
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@mummymo (23707)
8 Mar 07
Had a little look round on the net Raydene and it sounds like the stone you have is a fairy flint - is it triangular? Yhink these were believed to be what the fairies mad their arrow heads with! It could have been many places in Scotland in general and the Highlands in particular! I also believe that there were many reports of fairies on the Isle of Sky, but think they would probably have mentioned if she hadn't came from the mainland! I will try and do some more research next week if I can get to the library - give me a reminder if I forget! I go to Aviemore on holiday and it is fantastic - it is beside the Cairngorm Mountains about 30 miles south of Inverness and we all love it! It is great to live on the site where the Scots had a wonderful victory against the auld enemy( just a name the english aren't really my enemies - unless they beat us at Rugby!) and there is a small re-enactment every year where most actually live as they would have in 1314, as far as is possible!!! Hope to speak to you soon my friend x
@raydene (9874)
• United States
8 Mar 07
No Actually the stone is about the size of my thimbnail and does get smaller at one end .It's about 1/2 inch thick,its oblong with one end narrower.Maybe an incomplete arror head.LOL Have you been to Culloden?I would love to see the battlefield there. Funny as a little girl growing up in a small town in upstate ny I knew the work Jacobite and never thought it strange.Now as an adult I realize that was strang for a little American child to know Scots history. Raydene
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Sorry I meant arrow not arror.
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