The Fairy Flag

sc000aa046Any of you that have visited Dunvegan Castle have probably seen the Fairy Flag. This relic has an interesting past, part history and part legend. The Scotsman recently published an article about the stories associated with the flag that you might be interested in.

The full article can be found by clicking here.

I thought it was fascinating that the flag has long been thought to offer protection to the clan. The article states that, “during the Second World War, men from the MacLeod clan carried pictures of the flag in their pockets to act as a talisman.” They also suggest that the clan chief during WWII offered to bring the flag to the White Cliffs of Dover if the Germans tried to invade.

 

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