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Dool Tree

Also known as the ‘Grief Tree’, the ‘Gallows Tree’ and simply ‘The Tree’. This tree was found in Scotland (UK) and used by Highland Chieftains. The tree was normally placed on high ground so that it could be seen by the public from a distance for a specific reason. The Highland Chieftains would hang their enemies or any deserter from the Dool Tree. Many such locations can still be found, not just in Scotland but across the UK. The high ground became known as ‘Gallows Hill’.

Medieval Song (sung in the round)

‘Come follow, follow, follow, follow, follow, follow me.
Wither shall I follow follow follow,
Wither shall I follow follow thee.
To the Gallows
To the Gallows
To the Gallows,
Gallows Tree.’