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Scottish folklore encompasses the
folklore Folklore is the expressive body of culture shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses the tradition A tradition is a belief A belief is an attitude Attitude may refer to: Philosophy and psychology * Attitude (psycholog ...

folklore
of the
Scottish people The Scots ( sco, Scots Fowk; gd, Albannaich) are a nation and ethnic group native to Scotland. Historically, they emerged in the Scotland in the Early Middle Ages, early Middle Ages from an amalgamation of two Celtic languages, Celtic-speak ...
from their earliest records until today.
Folklorists Folklore studies, also known as folkloristics, and occasionally tradition studies or folk life studies in the United Kingdom, is the branch of anthropology devoted to the study of folklore. This term, along with its synonyms, gained currency in ...
, both academic and amateur, have published a variety of works focused specifically on the area over the years.Sanderson (1957: 457-466). Some creatures of Scottish folklore are
Loch Ness Monster The Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie ( gd, Uilebheist Loch Nis), is a creature in Scottish folkloreScottish folklore encompasses the folklore Folklore is the expressive body of culture shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses t ...

Loch Ness Monster
, brownies, bogles, kelpies,
selkies In Celtic mythology, Celtic and Norse mythology, Norse mythology, selkies (also spelled ', ', ') or selkie folk ( sco, selkie fowk) meaning 'seal folk' are mythological beings capable of therianthropy, changing from pinniped, seal to human ...
, the wulver, the bean-nighe and the blue men of the Minch.


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Scottish mythology Scottish mythology is the collection of myths Myth is a folklore genre Folklore is the expressive body of culture shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses the tradition A tradition is a belief A belief is an Attitud ...


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