Every story will mean something to someone whether written or told orally

Tales o Fowk & Water Beasties

Aberlour Tales o Fowk & Water Beasties presents the sound and stories of the historic town of Charleston of Aberlour. The walk invites people to listen as they follow a circular route in Aberlour. The walk drifts between the Parish Church and the ancient ruins of the Auld Kirk o Skirdustan, where the audience will encounter the hidden stories of  Monks, Picts, Jacobites, and Water Beasties. Yet, this walking and listening tour also presents different soundscapes of river and town life that are unique to the Aberlour, and some more unusual sounds, for example, have ever you heard a Kelpie cry?

The experience of listening to stories and sound at Aberlour, the River Spey, and the Lour Burn, the actual places where the stories are believed to have happened, allows the spoken word to move in-between the past and the present. This map guides people as they listen to a mix of History, Myths, and Legends to a background of sound that brings the storytelling to life.