Supernatural Folklore of the Gàidhealtachd


Children in Halloween costume, South Uist c. 1933: Margaret Fay Shaw

  • Start Dates: 28th October 2020 - 2nd December
  • Staff Contact: Catrìona Murray 
  • Module breakdown:
    • Week 1 - Halloween: A Break in Time
    • Week 2 - The Other World: The Power of Three
    • Week 3 - Fairies: The Good People
    • Week 4 - Witches and Wise Women
    • Week 5 - Ghosts of Two Kinds
    • Week 6 - Second Sight and Evil Eyes
  • Course summary: Have you ever wanted to know more about the other world, a supernatural realm that was very real to our ancestors? Come with us on this journey through the veil that separates us from a dimension populated by ghosts, witches, fairies, and other shadowy beings. Together, we will explore the beliefs, customs, and superstitions associated with the supernatural world of the Gaels. 
  • Entry requirements: No formal entry requirements
  • Cost: £55 (Students in receipt of certain benefits may be eligible to claim a fee waiver for their course fees.  For further information regarding eligibility please contact
  • Study online: Wednesdays 7 pm - 8.30 pm
  • To apply please email Catrìona Murray on