ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: July 2, 2020
The Well of the Heads: Historical Tales of the Scottish Clans
By (author) Stuart McHardy
The origins of the Scottish clans go back over a thousand years, and for centuries these extended networks of families dominated life in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. The warriors of the clan, fiercely loyal to each other and to their chief, were well known for their extraordinary courage and military skills.Retold by one of Scotland’s most acclaimed storytellers, these stories illustrate the drama and the dynamism of a society which lived close to nature, had little in the way of material wealth but which boasted a remarkable treasure house of stories that were passed down over generations.
Stuart McHardy is a writer, storyteller and lecturer. He was Director of the Scots Language Resource Centre from 1993 to 1998 and is a founder member and past president of the Pictish Arts Society. Also an experienced broadcaster and professional musician, he lives in Edinburgh.