August 2019

Isobel Gowdie: A Witch Trial Extraordinaire in Auldearn, Scotland

2020-10-16T17:46:14+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, Scotland2020-10-16T17:46:14+00:00

July 2019

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

2020-10-16T17:46:55+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 Glenrothes2020-10-16T17:46:55+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

November 2018

The Tale of Randolph’s Leap  

2020-10-16T18:49:01+00:00

In the heartlands of Moray, there is a chasm cut by the swift white waters of the River Findhorn, called Randolph’s Leap. It is an impressive sight to see, even without the backdrop of the story that played out there many centuries ago. It is a tale of feuding families, civil war, a bloody battle [...]

The Tale of Randolph’s Leap  2020-10-16T18:49:01+00:00

Haunted Scottish Highlands: The Handless Wraith of Rait Castle

2020-10-16T19:08:43+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 Castle2020-10-16T19:08:43+00:00

July 2018

The Brahan Seer: Scotland’s Nostradumus

2020-10-16T19:52:00+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 Nostradumus2020-10-16T19:52:00+00:00

March 2018

Haunted Scottish Highlands: Eilean Donan

2020-10-16T21:10:41+00:00

Eilean Donan lies in one of the most scenic spots in Scotland. Built on an island, where Loch Duich, Long Long and Loch Alsh meet, it was once the site of an Iron Age vitrified fort, built by the Picts. It takes its name from a Gaelic Priest, Saint Donnán of Eigg who lived around [...]

Haunted Scottish Highlands: Eilean Donan2020-10-16T21:10:41+00:00

February 2018

Haunted Scottish Highlands: Cawdor Castle

2020-10-16T23:04:40+00:00

Cawdor Castle is one of the Highland's haunted castles. Immortalised by Shakespeare in his play ‘Macbeth’, built around a holly tree and haunted by an apparition said to be the ghost of an heiress once kidnapped by one of the most powerful families in Scotland, Cawdor Castle lies in a peaceful location which belies its [...]

Haunted Scottish Highlands: Cawdor Castle2020-10-16T23:04:40+00:00

January 2018

Haunted Scottish Highlands: Ardvreck Castle

2020-10-16T23:10:41+00:00

Betrayals and Besiege at Ardvreck Castle! Nestled between the shores of Loch Assynt and the looming peaks of the Quinag, Ardvreck Castle (Caisteal Àrd Bhric in Gaelic) in the Scottish Highlands was once home to the MacLeods of Assynt. It is an achingly beautiful part of Scotland with mountain faces of sheer rock and bleak [...]

Haunted Scottish Highlands: Ardvreck Castle2020-10-16T23:10:41+00:00
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