'Tis sad. The urisk, a humble creature by nature, is lonely and wants to make friends. Most humans shun the poor fellow because of his uncomely appearance, found by many to be horrifying and frightening.
Still, he holds hope someday someone will come along and befriend him.
"What does he look like?" you ask.
The tall urisk appears an aging bald creature with pointed ears. His face is long and drawn. He stares at you through soulful rounded eyes. He sports a goatee on his chin. His emaciated, hairless torso is somewhat human-like—his lower half goat-like with shaggy fur. His limbs are long and thin and he walks on cloven feet.
Many confuse the urisk (ùruisg) with the brownie (brùnaid), though I believe they are each a distinct variety of solitary faerie. And look nothing alike.
A wonderfully dark depiction of the urisk can be found in the illustrated book, Faeries, by Brian Froud and Alan Lee.
Would you be frightened if you met an urisk in the woods?
Other Scottish Fae creatures:
Brùnaidh—The Scottish Brownie
The Fachan—Creatures to Avoid