March 2020

Spooky Scotland’s Guide to the Scotland’s Haunted Highlands and Islands

2020-03-29T16:44:29+00:00

Perhaps nowhere in the world has as many tales of hauntings as Scotland's Haunted Highlands. The Landscape and Scotland's Haunted Highlands There is a haunting quality to the Highlands of Scotland which conjure up images of kilted clansmen appearing out of the mist. The ruins of abandoned cottages are remnants of a way of life [...]

Spooky Scotland’s Guide to the Scotland’s Haunted Highlands and Islands2020-03-29T16:44:29+00:00

The Deaths of George Wishart and Cardinal Beaton: Martyrdom and Murder at St Andrews Castle

2020-03-01T16:29:31+00:00

The martyrdom of George Wishart at St Andrews on the 1st of March 1546 has a déjà vu feel to it. Only eighteen years prior to this, Patrick Hamilton had a similar fate at the hands of a Catholic Beaton in the town, once said to hold the relics of Scotland’s Patron Saint. George Wishart [...]

The Deaths of George Wishart and Cardinal Beaton: Martyrdom and Murder at St Andrews Castle2020-03-01T16:29:31+00:00

February 2020

Haunted Scottish Highlands: The Massacre at Glencoe

2020-02-12T16:24:34+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 [...]

Haunted Scottish Highlands: The Massacre at Glencoe2020-02-12T16:24:34+00:00

November 2019

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

2019-11-28T19:50:08+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 Spectres2019-11-28T19:50:08+00:00

August 2019

Isobel Gowdie: A Witch Trial Extraordinaire in Auldearn, Scotland

2019-08-08T21:50:50+00:00

Isobel Gowdie was a difficult assignment for us. Spooky Scotland has taken us to many haunted destinations. However, it seems that we pass through Auldearn on a regular occurrence to get to many other spooky sites: Cawdor Castle, Rait Castle, the Clava Cairns and Culloden Moor to name a few. On the surface, Auldearn appears [...]

Isobel Gowdie: A Witch Trial Extraordinaire in Auldearn, Scotland2019-08-08T21:50:50+00:00

July 2019

Speyside’s Most Haunted Distillery: Ghost of Byeway and The Glenrothes

2019-07-05T19:04:46+00:00

Of all the buildings associated with ghosts, in my mind, a distillery is one of the least likely to be haunted but this is not the case with the Glenrothes Distillery: it is said to be haunted by the ghost of one Biawa ‘Byeway' Makalanga. How Byeway found himself in the small Moray village of [...]

Speyside’s Most Haunted Distillery: Ghost of Byeway and The Glenrothes2019-07-05T19:04:46+00:00

May 2019

The Top 6 Spooky Hotspots in Haunted Skye

2019-10-25T15:15:03+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 Skye2019-10-25T15:15:03+00:00

April 2019

Haunted Scottish Highlands: Culloden Battlefield

2019-04-12T18:44:20+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 Battlefield2019-04-12T18:44:20+00:00

November 2018

Haunted Scottish Highlands: The Handless Wraith of Rait Castle

2019-11-04T13:40:31+00:00

When it comes to dark history, Rait Castle has it all: a tale of forbidden love, two feuding families, a banquet treacherously planned with murder in mind, a betrayal, a massacre and a ghost known as the ‘Wraith of Rait’. The ruined remains of this 14th Century building are a fine example of a Hall [...]

Haunted Scottish Highlands: The Handless Wraith of Rait Castle2019-11-04T13:40:31+00:00

July 2018

The Brahan Seer: Scotland’s Nostradumus

2018-07-21T19:17:47+00:00

The crowds gathered at Chanonry Point, a spit of land which extends into the Moray Firth, between the Black Isle towns of Fortrose and Rosemarkie. The curse proclaiming the downfall of the house of Seaforth was still ringing in their ears. Isabella, Countess of Seaforth, was undeterred. She would have her revenge upon the man [...]

The Brahan Seer: Scotland’s Nostradumus2018-07-21T19:17:47+00:00