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The Milking Stone

Natural Rock Feature


The Milking Stone is where the St Kildans used to pour milk for the 'gruagach', either on Sundays or after the first milking in spring, when they heard the fairies under the stone rattling their spoons.

Information from RCAHMS (ARG) 6 June 2008
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18th August 2017ce

Comments (2)

Watch out for them Gruagach's. You'll be wanting to take forty minutes of your life to listen to Robin Williamson tell the story of Rory Mhor and The Gruagach Gaire.

I had this in the early 1980's on a cassette-only release on Mr Williamson's Pig's Whisker Music. Listen with wonder to this tale of the Seven Jimmys, the Laird of Awfydraught Keep, The White Goat of Auchendinny, The Bag of Nails Tavern, The Wise Woman of Morningside, Arthur's Seat, The Red Bonnet of Rapidity and McNab's Cave.

"and the presents I was given... butter on a red-hot coal, soup in a basket and a grand paper cloak to keep me from the rain... the very cloak the Seven Jimmys stole from me as I was coming home..."
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
21st August 2017ce
I'll keep that in mind for the next time I go HD :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd August 2017ce
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