Scottish 19th Century Highland and Island Folklore: Collectors, Informants, and Materials Chapter uri icon


  • This collection of essays explores the historical importance and imaginative richness of Scotlands extensive contribution to modes of traditional culture and expression: ballads, tales and storytelling, and song. Its underlying aim is to bring about a more dynamic and inclusive understanding of Scottish culture. Rooted in literary history and both comparative and interdisciplinary in scope, the volume covers the key aspects and genres of traditional literature, including the Gaelic tradition, from the medieval period to the present.

author list (cited authors)

  • Harris, J. M.

complete list of authors

  • Harris, JM

editor list (cited editors)

  • Dunnigan, S., & Gilbert, S.

Book Title

  • The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Traditional Literatures

publication date

  • January 2013