From the creator: Historical background for Isle of Skye!

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I know some might be pondering on why Eric and his small group of Northern Vampyres would choose to go to the Isle of Skye or as they referred to it, Isle of Skuy? Well, I will try to provide you with some factual basis for them to settle there! I do generally attempt to use some historical facts when weaving the story and the reasoning behind the choice for their home is no different!

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In researching the history of Isle of Skye, I found that it was inhabited by Norse/Vikings back to it’s pre-history.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Skye#Prehistory

It made plausible sense that Eric as an ancient Northern warrior might have resided in that area at one time in the long past history. He and Svein choose to return to that place where some of their relatives probably still remained.

Fairie pools of Scotland

Fairie pools of Scotland


Brennie’s history mentioned her childhood being spent in some part of the highlands amongst a group of ancient and wise Fairie women. It has never been made clear of exactly where that was… We would never give up the Fairies by actually disclosing where they are located! We could assume though that perhaps she might have grown up near the Isles herself.

map of Isle of skye

map of Isle of skye

Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye

Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye


In my most recent research, I found an interesting story and connection regarding the Isle and the Castle which Eric and Brennie would regard as home for some length of time. Of course, this is where I must deviate from facts since this Castle is a real one with it’s own real inhabitants!

When I was doing my initial research of the Isle, I found Dunvegan Castle. I thought perhaps this place might work for them as far as the story went so I proceeded to do some further research on it. Imagine my delight when I found this particular story connected to Dunvegan Castle and it’s history!
http://fairyroom.com/2013/01/fairy-flag-of-dunvegen/

remnants of the Fairy Flag of Dunvegan

remnants of the Fairy Flag of Dunvegan

I am always so excited when a story idea or thought leads me to one of these connections!

One thought on “From the creator: Historical background for Isle of Skye!

  1. Pingback: From the creator: Historical background for Isle of Skye! | Lady Eleanor DeGuille's private journal

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