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Told by Tom Tulloch. A tale of witchcraft and fishermen.

Sixareen under sail Sixareen under sail Storyteller – Tom Tulloch, North Yell

Origin - Traditional

Tom Tulloch was a great storyteller and hugely knowledgeable about the island of Yell where he lived. This story is set in the haaf fishing station of Nethertoon in north Yell and deals with witchcraft, in this case of an unusually benevolent sort, as well as giving some insight into the lives of the haaf fishermen.

Shetland ForWirds acknowledges the kind permission of the family of Tom Tulloch for allowing the use of this recording



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