June 2020

The Wolf of Badenoch: Lighting the Lantern of the North

2020-10-15T18:35:56+00:00

Alexander Stewart, otherwise known as the Wolf of Badenoch, is perhaps the most notorious character ever to set foot in the north of Scotland. From his lair at Lochindorb, he began a reign of terror which extended through his lands in Northern Perthshire, to Buchan in the East and Lewis to the West. He was [...]

The Wolf of Badenoch: Lighting the Lantern of the North2020-10-15T18:35:56+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

December 2017

Why Was the Skull and Crossbones Carved On So Many Old Scottish Gravestones?

2020-10-17T19:39:56+00:00

A visit to Elgin Cathedral reveals a haphazard array of tombstones eerily carved with the skull and crossbones, coffins and hourglasses. It seems almost morbid and creepy to us with our modern sensitivities and a culture where talk of death is taboo but let’s rewind back a few hundred years to post-reformation Scotland. In a [...]

Why Was the Skull and Crossbones Carved On So Many Old Scottish Gravestones?2020-10-17T19:39:56+00:00

November 2017

Scotland’s Most Haunted: Spynie Palace

2020-10-17T19:43:26+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 by Elgin’s medieval past. Our young fertile imaginations conjured up a huge tunnel [...]

Scotland’s Most Haunted: Spynie Palace2020-10-17T19:43:26+00:00
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