Tag Archives: All Souls Day

Trick-or-treating in the Scottish Highlands

The first thing you need to know about trick-or-treating in Scotland is it’s not called trick-or-treating, it’s called guising. And you don’t get it for free just by waving your bags out, you have to sing a tune or recite … Continue reading

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You can see why they thought they were spirits

What started off clear became obscured by the cloud’s thickening brow.┬áThe night passed on to dawn, this time we contemplate the dead. And we pass down a darkened lane to the end, past the signs and arrows carved in the … Continue reading

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