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A 1930s haunting in Edinburgh, a chilling castle curse and a terrifying ordeal in a Highland church – our Halloween blog journeys into Scotland’s supernatural past with three gripping, ghostly tales.
Scotland’s castles, abbeys and churches often have bloody and harrowing tales associated with their long history so it’s no surprise that legends and ghost stories spring up. Join us as we take a peek at 13 of our favourites!
In the days before Halloween we explore the darker side of our collections
This spinetingling story by William Kirk was first printed in Cabar Feidh, the Journal of The Seaforth Highlanders, in September 1936.
Lynsey Haworth from our collections team takes a time-travelling journey through the gravestones in our care.
In this guest blog, The Hebridean Baker shares a family favourite, Aunt Bellag’s Clootie Dumpling, the perfect treat for a cosy Autumn night.
Ready for a castle visit to remember this autumn? We look at some of Scotland’s greatest and grandest castles and their stories, from autumn and throughout the year.
Sir Walter Scott’s ballads from the Scottish Borders include heroic adventures and fairy folklore. At atmospheric Smailholm Tower, an amazing collection of dolls brings these tales to life.
After the death of the 5th Earl of Huntly, some strange events took place at Huntly Castle. Rachel Pickering, from our Cultural Resources Team, examines the history behind the haunting.
Fancy a history lesson involving computer games and temporary tattoos? Discover how Scotland’s Urban Past are using unconventional methods to unlock the hidden history of our towns and cities.