The Literature of
Orkney and Shetland

The Heuld-Horn Rumpis

The Heuld-Horn Rumpis

By Walter Traill Dennison
Researcher: Penny Fielding
Writer: Pamela Beasant

'The Heuld Horn Rumpis’ is by the Orkney antiquarian and folklorist Walter Traill Dennison and was published in Kirkwall in 1880 in a collection called The Orcadian Sketch-book. This story is about a drunken dinner party, to which the Devil pays a visit.

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