Merlin of the Tweed: Lowland Legends & Geologic Journeys

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Jenny and Annie learn about the geology of the Scottish Lowlands, and travel as a wee grain of sand through half a billion years of geologic movement, ending up within the River Tweed.

In more recent history, we unravel Arthurian legends to explore the story of Merlin, the wizard of the wilds. A real cornucopia of Celtic mythologies and folklore.

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References:

Alexander Pennecuik, A Geographical, Historical Description of the Shire of Tweeddale, Edinburgh, 1715.

Francis H. Groome (ed.), Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1901.

H. L. D. Ward, Lailoken (or Merlin Silvester), Romania, Vol. 22, No 88.

‘How Tweed Got Its Name: Homespuns that have been famous for a thousand years,’ Dundee Evening Telegraph, August 1940.

J. S. Blackie, Merlin and Kentigern, Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, 1885.

J. S. P. Tatlock, Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Vita Merlini, A Journal of Mediaeval Studies, Vol. XVIII, July 1943.

Lauchlan MacLeanWatt, Scottish Life and Poetry, James Nisbet & Co., London, 1912.

‘Merlin’s Grave,’ Peeblesshire Advertiser and County Newspaper, January 1992.

‘Merlin’s Mysterious Death: His Last Resting Place,’ Cambria Daily Leader, July 1890.

‘Obituary: The Tramp Poet,’ Aberdeen Press and Journal, August 1925.

Walter Scott, J. W. Lake, The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, J. Crissy, Philadelphia, 1835.

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