Stories are something you carry with you, something to last your entire life, to be passed on to your children, and their children for evermore.'
Duncan Williamson, one of Scotland's Traveling People, has been celebrated as the bearer of Scotland's greatest national treasure: the richest trove of story and song in Europe.
In this collection, The Flight of the Golden Bird, he passes on some of these wonderful children's folk and fairy tales, collected from sixty years of traveling around Scotland. This collection includes stories about silver horses and golden birds, cunning lions and trilling, nightingales, brave princesses and magic scarecrows, the four seasons and old Father Time.
At the heart of each story is a lesson about life and what it means to be a good person. The stories have been written down as faithfully as possible to Duncan's unique storytelling voice, full of color, humor and life.