February 2021

Mary Queen of Scots: A Haunted Heritage Trail

2021-02-08T16:51:50+00:00

Mary Queen of Scots took her first tentative steps down the stairway as the sun rose over Fotheringhay Castle sometime between 7 and 8 in the morning of the 8th of February 1587. But Mary was a queen, and she would meet her fate with the dignity of her office.  A deadly hush would have [...]

Mary Queen of Scots: A Haunted Heritage Trail2021-02-08T16:51:50+00:00

January 2021

King James VI and The North Berwick Witch Trials

2021-01-12T17:01:27+00:00

The events which led to the North Berwick Witch Trials began, not in Scotland, but at the other side of the North Sea. It all began on the 22nd October when James VI, King of Scots set sail for Norway to collect his bride, Anne of Denmark. The Scottish King got caught up in [...]

King James VI and The North Berwick Witch Trials2021-01-12T17:01:27+00:00

March 2019

The Wraith of Rizzio Roams the Recesses of Holyrood Palace

2021-02-08T17:31:34+00:00

As evening descended on Holyrood Palace, 9th Match 1566, a band of assassins burst into the chambers of the heavily pregnant Mary Queen of Scots and, before her eyes, brutally murdered David Rizzio, her secretary. His blood still stains the floor where he was slain, and his ghost is said to haunt the 16th Century [...]

The Wraith of Rizzio Roams the Recesses of Holyrood Palace2021-02-08T17:31:34+00:00
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