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Uig Sands, Lewis
Uig Sands, Lewis, the reputed bithplace of the Brahan Seer
The Brahan Seer: The Gaelic Nostradamus

People have always been fascinated with the future, and since the time of Saint Columba (521-597) seers, or soothsayers, could be found across Scotland. Their job was to make predictions about the future, and this invariably meant bad news. For those living on the Western Isles and in the Highlands, the fame of one seer has endured to the extent that locals still refer to his predictions, some of which are yet to come true. More...

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