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Cairnshee Woods



"A custom associated with the cairn in Cairnshee Wood ('cairnshee means cairn of the fairies'). Each midsummer's eve herdsmen set a huge bonfire to exorcise evil spirits and ensure the safety and prosperity of their flocks. In 1787, in remembrance of the ceremony during his childhood, Aleander Hog donated money to ensure the ritual continued. The spectators came from all over and consumed bread, cheese and ale. The custom finally lapsed in the 1930s."

Archibald Watt

The Highways and Byways Round Kincardine.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
19th December 2009ce
Edited 27th December 2009ce

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