Aikey Brae



On Aikey Brae, it is said one of the Earls of Buchan fell from his horse at hunting, and was killed.  

History suggests that this happened because the earl had called the great prognosticator Thomas the Rhymer, Thomas the Lyer.

- - never insult the diviner - - 

Though Thomas the Lyar thou call’st me,
A sooth tale I shall tell to thee
By Aiky-side thy horse shall ride,
He shall stumble and thou shalt fa’;
Thy neck-bane shall break in twa,
And maugre all thy kin and thee,
Thy own belt thy bier shall be.



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