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Ghost hunters to gather at Mary King’s Close

Posted on Friday, May 05 – 2006 A paranormal conference is to take place in one of Edinburgh’s most haunted locations. A host of mediums, psychics and fans of the paranormal will descend on Mary King’s Close next week for the Ghost Fest event. Organiser Scottish Paranormal will hold vigils, some of which will be …

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Spirited efforts to find spooks

By JULIA HORTON A STRANGE light is swirling in the dark rain-filled sky above Hailes Castle. Beneath it, four shadowy figures emerge through the gloom next to a ruined tower, their faces obscured in the dark of the night. As they approach, a weird yellowish glow appears to surround them and an ominous whirring sound …

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The ghosts of Mary King’s Close

 Published on Thursday 5 May 2005 13:06 THE DARK, claustrophobic streets running off the Royal Mile lead away from the light and downhill into the shadows. These half-forgotten reminders of Edinburgh’s insanitary past provide a perfect setting for a suitably spooky atmosphere. Largely built upon the ruins of centuries gone by, it is not just …

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Old school spirit refuses to die away

Published on Thursday 3 May 2007 12:09 – NO-ONE could remember the last time a living human soul had ventured there. Certainly, it’s been closed off to the public for more than 100 years – though few of the tourists and residents trundling past on their way to the Castle would even be aware of …

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