‘Real-Life Mermaid’


The Hebrides’ wild swimming ‘real-life’ mermaid

Article submitted by Robbie the Pict-/Our Friend from the Isle of Skye, Scotland


Kate MacLeod, from Uig, Lewis, started her interest in wild swimming when she was a girl and for the last 10 years has taken to the waters of the sea and lochs in both summer and winter.

She said: “Living on an island you are bound to be drawn to the sea. It is in my blood.”

The 24-year-old has made a four-part documentary – Mermaid Tales – for BBC Alba. The first episode will be shown on 16 March.

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