A collection of 12 Scottish fairy tales, perfect for children (and adults) of all ages.

“…This is a lovely set of stories for all ages that captures the tradition of Scottish story-telling for future generations.  As I have come to expect from Spokenworld, the production on the audio is excellent and the music very well chosen. This collection would make a lovely gift for children of any age or just a great excuse to get back into listening to traditional bedtime stories.” – 8/10 The Cult Den

Herein you will find what may be called “Celtic Stories,” which were handed down for centuries by word of mouth by professional story-tellers, who went about from clachan to clachan in the “Highlands and Islands,” earning a night’s shelter by giving a night’s entertainment.

N.B. You can also buy the complete collected edition of THE SCOTTISH FAIRY BOOK at a discounted price, including all 28 tales. CLICK HERE

About The Production

These stories (which are also common to the North of Ireland), are wild and fantastic, with every flavour of Scotland throughout. They tell of heroes and heroines who set out on dangerous quests,  giants and monsters, fairy folk and other mythical creatures, strange other-lands and mysterious meetings. They have a peculiar Celtic fascination of their own and they are quite distinct from the more traditional (Grim style) Fairy Tales.

These tales, in Scotland, have also a character of their own, for there is no country where the existence of Spirits and Goblins has been so implicitly believed in, up to a comparatively recent date.

From morality tales to spooky stories, these 28 fascinating fictions are performed with energy and amazing characterisation by Steven Cree, one of the UK’s most versatile actors, currently making a big splash in the US hit TV series Outlander.

Volume 1 of traditional Scottish fairy/folk tales, as collected and edited by Elizabeth W Grierson and originally published in 1910. Volume One contains the following tales:

  1. Introduction & Preface
  2. Thomas The Rhymer
  3. Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree
  4. Whippety-Stourie
  5. The Red Etin
  6. The Seal-Catcher and the Merman
  7. The Pageboy and the Silver Goblet
  8. The Black Bull of Norroway
  9. The Wee Bannock
  10. The Elfin Knight
  11. Nippit-Fit and Clippit-Fit
  12. The Fairies of Merlin’s Crag
  13. What To Say To The Nu Mune


About The Narrator

Read by STEVEN CREE (Outlander, Brave, John Carter, 300 Rise Of An Empire, Malificent)




Our audiobooks download as zipped files (due to their size and for your convenience). Once unzipped you will find all of the mp3 files for your audiobook named, and in correct file order.  Due to the way Apple has designed iOS, iPhones and iPads don’t recognise these zip files automatically (unlike Android devices).  So, if you buy one of our titles via your iPhone or iPad, there are two ways to find and listen to your files:

[1] Download for FREE iZip for iOS – then download the audiobook using the link provided either on the webpage or the email we sent you. After the file has downloaded click on the Open With option and choose iZip. The app will open and ask if you want it to unzip all the files, say yes. A minute or so later you will have a list of mp3 files in order, and you just need to tap on the one you want to play and it will start playing in the Audioplayer. You can easily play, pause, jump forward or back.

[2] Slightly easier – download the zip file to your PC or MAC, unzip it to a folder you know the location of (such as your Music or Documents folder), then use iTunes to transfer the files in the same way you would a music album.

We hope you enjoy your audiobook and come back for more soon!


Steven Cree


Tanja Glittenberg


Neil Gardner


Purple Planet Music



File Size/Quality

192kbps (better than CD), 256kbps (superb quality), 320kbps (highest quality)

1 review for The Scottish Fairy Book (Vol.1)

  1. SpokenworldBoss

    “All in all, this is a lovely set of stories for all ages that captures the tradition of Scottish story-telling for future generations.” – 8/10 The Cult Den

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