August 2018

The Demise of the Water Horse of Loch-Na-Beiste

2018-08-01T21:03:57+00:00

The beach at Mellon Udrigle, in Wester Ross, is stunning: aqua blue waves lap against white sands, giving the shoreline an almost tropical feel. However, the backdrop is distinctly Scottish, with views of Suilven, the mountains of Coigach and An Teallach, ‘the Forge'. Yet, for all the tranquillity of the spot, once upon a time, [...]

The Demise of the Water Horse of Loch-Na-Beiste2018-08-01T21:03:57+00:00

March 2018

The Deil Stanes: Urquhart’s Recumbent Stone Circle

2018-05-20T12:32:22+00:00

Spooky Scotland has taken us on some amazing journeys and we have made some exciting discoveries along the way. There is a mystical quality about Stone Circles. The sun was shining, although there is always a cold bite in the air in February in Scotland. We were standing in a field, a great mound of [...]

The Deil Stanes: Urquhart’s Recumbent Stone Circle2018-05-20T12:32:22+00:00

Haunted Scottish Highlands: Eilean Donan

2018-05-20T12:35:49+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 Donan2018-05-20T12:35:49+00:00

February 2018

Scottish Myths and Legends

2018-02-17T18:16:34+00:00

From before the dawn of history, the early ancestors of the people we now know as the Scots, built impressive monuments which have caught the imagination of those who have followed in their wake. Stone circles, chambered cairns, brochs and vitrified forts stir within us something primeval and stories have been born from their mystical [...]

Scottish Myths and Legends2018-02-17T18:16:34+00:00

Haunted Scottish Highlands: The Massacre of Glencoe

2018-02-11T21:38:58+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 of Glencoe2018-02-11T21:38:58+00:00

Haunted Scottish Highlands: Cawdor Castle

2018-02-04T22:49:27+00:00

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 dramatic and intriguing past. Nestled in the heart of [...]

Haunted Scottish Highlands: Cawdor Castle2018-02-04T22:49:27+00:00

January 2018

Cluny Hill in Forres: From the Witches Stone to the Colours of Cluny

2018-01-30T21:52:27+00:00

The Colours of Cluny is a recently established  outdoor sound and light show held on Cluny Hill in Grant Park in the picturesque town of Forres in Moray during the late autumn. This event is organised by the Forres Features Community Interest Group and produced by the same producers as the famous Enchanted Forest in [...]

Cluny Hill in Forres: From the Witches Stone to the Colours of Cluny2018-01-30T21:52:27+00:00

December 2017

Bring out the Dead! Or Brick them up Alive! Black Death in Edinburgh!

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

Plague! What could be a more chilling, bloodcurdling cry in Scotland during medieval times? Not even advancing armies could inspire such dread as the approaching doom of Bubonic Plague or ‘the Black Death’. The best ghost stories always involve dark deeds and dreadful deaths and it is small wonder that Edinburgh is said to [...]

Bring out the Dead! Or Brick them up Alive! Black Death in Edinburgh!2018-01-30T21:53:00+00:00

Myths and Legends: The Kelpies

2018-01-30T21:19:32+00:00

Scotland's "Kelpies" are the largest equine structures in the world but what is a Kelpie? In a recent visit to Stirling, we went to see the ‘Kelpies’ at the Helix Park between Falkirk and Grangemouth. Standing at thirty metres (just short of hundred feet) and weighing some 300 tonnes each, the statues are the tallest [...]

Myths and Legends: The Kelpies2018-01-30T21:19:32+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