Auld Cruivie

Returning back to Scotland, with one of the classic environmental folk tales – Auld Cruivie, or Jack and the Dancing Trees.

Auld Cruivie is a magical tale of Jack, the greedy laird that he serves, a secret treasure and ancient trees that pull themselves up out of the earth to dance on Midsummer’s Night.

It relays an important environmental message in its conclusion – that is, to not take more from nature than is prudent.

You can find various versions of the tale, from renowned storytellers Claire McNicol, Tom Muir and the late Stanley Robertson over on the Education Scotland Scotland’s Stories website.

Auld Cruivie artwork copyright © Kate Leiper 2009 www.kateleiper.co.uk
Auld Cruivie artwork copyright © Kate Leiper 2009
http://www.kateleiper.co.uk
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