Glaistig of Garlios

The glaistig who, at one time, haunted the lonely and rugged mountain tract known the Garlios (Garbh-shlios) along the coast of Morvern. Her special employment was the herding of the sheep and cattle that roamed over its pastures. She is traditionally represented as a small, but very strong woman who took refuge at night in a particular yew tree to protect herself from wild animals.



  • Campbell, J.G. (1900). Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Glascow: James MacLehose and Sons, pp. 173-174.