8. Rain, Plowtery, Dreich

Jenny and Annie stay inside on a dreichy day to talk about the

environmental and cultural significance of rain. They discover the

mythology and superstition of rain for fishermen of Shetland and try to

make sense of the black rain prophecies of the Brahan Seer.

They look at the geography of Scotland to understand why this place gets

such an impressive amount of rain and discuss the wonders of the Celtic


They think about how this wet climate shapes nature, beliefs and people.