Inveraray Jail, which is located in Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, is a 19th-century courthouse & prison. It was in use as a prison from 1820 to 1889, a category A-listed building, the location is now a fantastic visitor attraction which is open to the public as a living museum.
There have been numerous reports of paranormal activity at Inveraray Jail. These range from the presence of an aggressive former guard in the exercise room of the prison building, through to the sounds of tapping on bars, feelings of sadness, and the tell-tale signs of unexplainable temperature fluctuations that we can monitor on the various pieces of equipment.
At Overtoun Bridge, Milton, West Dunbartonshire we have a very peculiar case of dogs allegedly jumping from a set point upon the bridge. We were there to ask the question: Why are they doing this?.
There are a varying degree of suggestions from a host of experts in their chosen field, these must be respected fully and placed in front of us as possibilities. Some favour a natural explanation, while others take the route towards possible unexplained phenomena.
Balquhidder Kirkyard is a traditional place of worship that goes back some 4000+ years. The Celts are said to believe that this particular location is a “thin place” where the earth plane and spirit planes are at their closest.
I decided to visit the area – conducting some non-intrusive audio sessions – in the hope of picking up something via sound waves, that could then be further analysed before being presented here at Haunted Scotland.
Balquhidder Kirkyard is situated on the lower slopes of the north side of Balquhidder Glen. It is overlooked by the dramatic mountain terrain of the Braes of Balquhidder, at the head of Loch Voil. Balquhidder Glen is also popular for fishing, nature watching and walking.
Inveraray Jail has a rich history behind it. Since its opening to the public as a living museum in 1989, visitors can step back in time to see for themselves the impressive courthouse where actual court cases are re-enacted from historical records.
They can also share in the courtroom drama with accurate models dressed in authentic costumes sitting lifelike on the court’s public and jury benches, and, of course, the Judge himself.
It’s the next best thing to time travel!
You can also explore the old prison, the new prison, and get locked up in the rebuilt Airing Yards. Find out about jail history, discover your roots in our prison records, and learn about life in jail and the infamous prison escapes. Continue reading →