Taibhse Choimhlig

"Ghost of Choimhlig." According to legend, a certain Peter Brown, at Dun Crosg in Glen Lochy, hid a plowshare (coltar), and died without telling where. In consequence his ghost (taibhse) long haunted a waterfall (Eas Choimhlig) in the neighborhood, but none dared to speak to it and ascertain the cause of its unrest.

The ghost was commonly seen as a roebuck that followed people passing the ravine of Coilig after dark, but also as a horse, dog, man, etc. It disappeared mid-19th century.



  • Campbell, J.G. (1902). Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland. Glascow: James MacLehose and Sons, pp. 213-214.