The Witch of Applecross

There is a legend in Applecross of a witch who lived beside the river Allt Mor. This river is around 3.5 miles from the church at Applecross. It’s name Allt Mor means something like river of the dead and was so called because people would stop beside it on their way to attending a funeral. They’d take a drink from it’s cool waters and rest a while on it’s banks.

But the witch of Applecross had other plans and would make effergies of these people, cursing them. She placed the effegies in the water and as they eroded away so did the cursed people, untill nothing was left and the person was dead.


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I run with Rodger Moffet. Live in Edinburgh and love travelling around Scotland gathering stories.

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