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Scott Richardson-Read lives in the Scottish Borders, deep inside Reiver territory under the shadow of ancient forest overlooked by the sacred Eildon Hills. He is an academic and an animistic folk practitioner (of sorts) writing primarily for www.cailleachs-herbarium.com. He’s currently signed to a publishing house in Glasgow for an upcoming book focussing on traditional Scottish folk magic practices crafted from deep dive research and folk practices long since forgotten. Due out in 2019.

Plant lore is the verdant heart of Scottish folk holidays and traditions. Nature’s gift and sacrifice is found in the