A kindly, but solitary elf or brùnaidh. The Gunna herded cattle by night, as was the case at Baugh, and prevented them from falling over the rocks. He was only seen by people gifted with the second sight.

A man once saw that he was not wearing little or no clothing and took pity on him. He offered him a gift of shoes and breeches, and the brownie's response was:

Shoes and breeks on Gunna,
And Gunna at the herding;
But may Gunna enjoy neither shoes nor breeks,
If he should herd the cattle any more.

He then departed and since then the people of Baugh had to look after their own herds.



  • MacKenzie, Donald A. (1909). Elves and Heroes.
  • Westwood, J.; Kingshill, S. (2012). The Lore of Scotland: A guide to Scottish legends. London: Random House.