January 2018

Scottish Graveyards: From a Multi-purpose Commodity to a Dying World

2018-01-28T22:39:37+00:00

Down through the ages, Scottish graveyards or kirkyards have had a variety of uses other than laying our dear departed to rest. This includes the following: being used as market places, being used as prisons, wappenschaws, weapons practice, feeding grounds for animals and inspiration for writers such as Charles Dickens and J K Rowling. [...]

Scottish Graveyards: From a Multi-purpose Commodity to a Dying World2018-01-28T22:39:37+00:00

November 2017

Scotland’s Most Haunted: Spynie Palace

2018-01-30T21:53:42+00:00

During my days at New Elgin Primary school, I’d often find myself in a huddle with my classmates as we tried to scare each other with ‘ghostie’ stories about Scotland's most haunted locations. Inevitably we would resort to telling two tales inspired from Elgin’s medieval past. Our young fertile imaginations conjured up a huge tunnel [...]

Scotland’s Most Haunted: Spynie Palace2018-01-30T21:53:42+00:00

Doomsday: Friday the 13th and the Templar Connection

2018-02-06T23:51:51+00:00

Friday the 13th is considered to be the unluckiest day of the year and in 2017 we have the double whammy of having Friday the 13th in both in January and October. Any misadventures we encounter on this day can be attributed to the date but on this day 710 years ago, you were truly [...]

Doomsday: Friday the 13th and the Templar Connection2018-02-06T23:51:51+00:00