“The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn, and violets bathe in the wet o’ the morn.”

Robert Burns

To everyone celebrating Burn’s Night have a great evening. We took a wander through the Book Warren woodland and spotted some early snowdrops gently nodding their heads in the low winter light. As one of the first flowers of spring, they often symbolise new beginnings, hope, rebirth and the ability to overcome challenges. This makes it a very positive flower to give someone who might be going through a challenge and need some extra support and encouragement. January 25th is also the start of the Scottish Snowdrop Festival which runs until 11th March.

As with so many areas of the UK, Dalpeddar and it’s environs is no stranger to myths, legends and folklore. Take for instance the sad and spooky tale of Lady Hebron’s Ghost as told by Kathleen of Mostly Ghostly Tours whom we had the pleasure of meeting last year when we attended the start of the Howff Tales at the Wanlockhead Inn in Scotlands highest village and what a splendid evening it was too.

Now Burn’s also knew a thing or two about ghosties and ghoulies and long legged beasties and things that went bump in the night and if you’ve never read Tam O’Shanter, then follow our link. For more fascinating tales head to our virtual bookshelf of Folklore, Myths and Legends at our online bookshop