February 2020

Saint Valentine and the Glasgow Connection

2020-10-15T20:40:53+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 Connection2020-10-15T20:40:53+00:00

Haunted Scottish Highlands: The Massacre at Glencoe

2020-10-15T20:42:04+00:00

Murder! Massacre! Betrayal! Treason! Glencoe is one of the most spectacular areas of unspoiled wilderness in Scotland. There is a haunting quality about the moor-clad mountains that stand as sentinels over the eight-mile-long glen which runs from east to west along the northern border of Argyll. And there are those who say that the glen [...]

Haunted Scottish Highlands: The Massacre at Glencoe2020-10-15T20:42:04+00:00

Sacrist Downie: A Tale of Revenge and Death at Aberdeen University.

2020-10-15T20:30:26+00:00

Less is known about the life of Sacrist Downie than his death. Some think he may never have existed. Indeed, there is no record of the Sacrist ever having worked at Aberdeen University. Today on the 525th anniversary of the University, we are going to investigate a dark tale of revenge and death! The 10th [...]

Sacrist Downie: A Tale of Revenge and Death at Aberdeen University.2020-10-15T20:30:26+00:00

December 2019

Doomsday: Friday the 13th and the Templar Connection

2020-10-16T18:12:18+00:00

Friday the 13th is considered to be the unluckiest day of the year and in December, 2019 we have the double whammy of having Friday the 13th and a Cold Full Moon. Any misadventures we encounter on this day can be attributed to the date but on this day 712 years ago, you were truly [...]

Doomsday: Friday the 13th and the Templar Connection2020-10-16T18:12:18+00:00

November 2019

Haunted Saint Andrews Cathedral: Saint Andrews Cathedral and the Chamber of Corpses: From Friendly Friars to Sinister Spectres

2020-10-16T17:09:30+00:00

Few places in the world can claim to have as many restless spirits as haunted Saint Andrews Cathedral. From Medieval times, Scotland has celebrated the Feast Day of its Patron Saint, Saint Andrew, on the 30th November. According to legend, some of Saint Andrew’s bones were carried across the ocean by a Greek monk named [...]

Haunted Saint Andrews Cathedral: Saint Andrews Cathedral and the Chamber of Corpses: From Friendly Friars to Sinister Spectres2020-10-16T17:09:30+00:00

October 2019

The Minister, The Witch and The Witch Pricker: The Tragic Tale of Kathrin Key

2020-10-16T19:31:09+00:00

Witch! This was perhaps the most fearsome word encountered by Kathrin Key, resident of the small fishing town of Newburgh in Fife. Witches were powerful. They could curse and cure, make cattle sick, kill children and fly broomsticks. Their magical abilities came from the devil. Satan! Auld Nick! In order to gain that power, they [...]

The Minister, The Witch and The Witch Pricker: The Tragic Tale of Kathrin Key2020-10-16T19:31:09+00:00

September 2019

Badanluig: the Lost Village in The Scottish Highlands

2020-10-16T17:39:57+00:00

Rubble is all that is left of the tiny settlement of Badanluig, once home to a proud people who pitted themselves against the land and sea and eeked out a meager survival in the Scottish Highlands. It is here they loved and raised their children. It was here that cruel landlords had them cast out [...]

Badanluig: the Lost Village in The Scottish Highlands2020-10-16T17:39:57+00:00

May 2019

The Top 6 Spooky Hotspots in Haunted Skye

2020-10-16T17:56:08+00:00

Perhaps one of the most magical places on Earth, Spooky Scotland investigates haunted Skye. The mention of Skye conjures up images of rugged landscapes, picturesque villages and medieval castles. It is a land overflowing with myths and legends, with tales of faeries and giants and lochs which are home to ferocious Kelpies. It is a [...]

The Top 6 Spooky Hotspots in Haunted Skye2020-10-16T17:56:08+00:00

April 2019

Haunted Scottish Highlands: Culloden Battlefield

2020-10-16T18:06:36+00:00

Drummossie Moor, otherwise known as Culloden Moor, is a cold, desolate place. A relentless cold wind tugs at the flags which delineate the battle lines on the site of the last pitched battle to be fought on British soil. It is a cold wind which seeps deep into your bones. Or is it the wind [...]

Haunted Scottish Highlands: Culloden Battlefield2020-10-16T18:06:36+00:00

March 2019

The Wraith of Rizzio Roams the Recesses of Holyrood Palace

2020-10-16T18:08:24+00:00

As evening descended on Holyrood Palace, 9th Match 1566, a band of assassins burst into the chambers of the heavily pregnant Mary Queen of Scots and, before her eyes, brutally murdered David Rizzio, her secretary. His blood still stains the floor where he was slain, and his ghost is said to haunt the 16th Century [...]

The Wraith of Rizzio Roams the Recesses of Holyrood Palace2020-10-16T18:08:24+00:00
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