Oddly enough, this book talks more about Faeries and defends many accused of witchcraft of influence by the fair folk upon the glens and moors.
It is a remarkable work that has Scott's own articulate hand bringing a very interesting world of Celtic myths and fables to life while the rigors of a new age dawn upon them.
I had always thought of Sir Walter as a rather rational, stodgy, Brit - then I came cross a copy of this book - now I'm not sure what to think. Sir Walter actually seemed to believe many local superstitions (the Banshee, for example). The odd thing is that he seems to have "scientificly" weighed all the evidence. But I guess that if you were sitting around the fire on a cold Scotish night being told ghost stories, your objectivity could be expected to drop at least somewhat.