A feature of Halloween through the years has been the holding of parties, mostly, but not exclusively, for children, and of parades.
“Perhaps the most fascinating charm was ‘casting in the glass’ which was kept up after many of the other old practices had ceased. “
“But the chief of all our stolen pleasures at Halloween was SMEAKING. “
Mansie always made sure that on ‘rife nights’ such as Hallowe’en, Christmas and New Year’s Eve that there was food in the house for his faerie wife.
Straw working was once a great skill in Orkney and numerous objects were made for the farmhouse.
“As I sit down and read a book about Yokai, I am intrigued by how anime often uses their classical monsters and myths for horror stories, or even non horror”
Creative Scotland is continuing its support for Tasgadh in 2020-21 offering grants of up to £1,000 for traditional arts projects.
Traditional Inuit knowledge and values are at the core of the work of Qaujigiartit. Children, families and communities are at the heart of what they do – ‘being heart centred’.
“ Gentlemen advised to carry firearms – No more than 3 to a bed. No tinkers, Drifters or Tattie Hoakers “
“A tumult of autumn leaves
whisks about my head”