Natural History & Environment

Inside the Fraser Yew – remember this is all one tree! The yew tree has sometimes come to symbolise the centre of a tribal area, and certainly this one had great importance for the Stratherrick Frasers, who used to gather here before a battle, and carried a sprig as a talisman. It has also been suggested that Celtic knotwork was originally a stylised depiction of the twisted growth of an ancient yew tree. Photograph courtesy of Iain Cameron.

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