Allison shares stories from the River Clyde. Known as Clutha, an ancient Pagan goddess worshipped for her cleansing powers by the Celtic tribes who settled along her banks. Wraiths, mermaids, wizards and a multitude of demons feature in these little-known tales of the Scottish supernatural.


Allison Galbraith grew up with storytelling. Her mother, an actress, taught her stagecraft. Her sea-faring father nurtured her curiosity for unusual and tantalizing tales. Allison honed her storytelling skills through various guises, including directing Live Art shows, training to trapeze, teaching rave dancing in the 90s, and performing in theatre, TV and radio. With a Master’s degree in Scottish folklore, Allison has spent the last ten years collecting, writing and sharing traditional folktales. Her books include: Dancing With Trees, Eco-Tales from the British Isle, co-author. (2017 The History Press), Lanarkshire Folk Tales (2021, THP) and Funny Folk Tales for Children (2023, THP). She lives in the Clyde Valley of Lowland Scotland, surrounded by mythical landscapes, alive with magic and ancient lore.

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Dr. Amy Hale is an Atlanta-based anthropologist and folklorist writing about esoteric history, art, culture, women and Cornwall in various combinations. Her biography of Ithell Colquhoun, Genius of the Fern Loved Gully, is available from Strange Attractor Press, and she is also the editor of the forthcoming collection Essays on Women in Western Esotericism: Beyond Seeresses and Sea Priestesses from Palgrave Macmillan. Other writings can be found at her Medium site and her website

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