February 2021

Burghead: Fire, Water, Wind and a whole load of Bull!

2021-02-20T15:39:26+00:00

The sleepy coastal town of Burghead becomes the focus of an ancient pagan ritual on the 11th January every year. As the Clavie, a barrel of burning tar is placed on the altar at the Doorie Hill the Brochers (natives of Burghead) watch on. The wood crackles. Sparks rise into the night skies. The flames [...]

Burghead: Fire, Water, Wind and a whole load of Bull!2021-02-20T15:39:26+00:00

Saint Valentine and the Glasgow Connection

2021-02-12T22:19:51+00:00

February the 14th is a time when all the romantics' hearts are set aflutter at the prospect of Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine.  People find themselves travelling around to globe to places renowned for their romantic moods. Paris, Rome and Venice all lay claim to being 'The City of Love' but did [...]

Saint Valentine and the Glasgow Connection2021-02-12T22:19:51+00:00

Mary Queen of Scots: A Haunted Heritage Trail

2021-02-08T16:51:50+00:00

Mary Queen of Scots took her first tentative steps down the stairway as the sun rose over Fotheringhay Castle sometime between 7 and 8 in the morning of the 8th of February 1587. But Mary was a queen, and she would meet her fate with the dignity of her office.  A deadly hush would have [...]

Mary Queen of Scots: A Haunted Heritage Trail2021-02-08T16:51:50+00:00
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