This section comprises of haunted locations throughout Scotland. The vast majority will have been personally visited at the very least, with a few having full Investigations, both past and present. At times, we may also add in relevant Scottish news in regards to paranormal activity within the country.
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Mysterious figures of a ghostly nature, unexplained voice recordings, and a general feeling of unease when darkness descends.
It can only be the imposing – yet breathtaking – location that is Kirk O’Shotts, at North Lanarkshire in Scotland.
Looking at the various reports from on-line databases, my colleagues in Scotland, and not forgetting visits personally in 2006, 2011, 2014 & 2015 It seems as if we have possible activity in the form of a male figure, on the road, where the Kirk sits.
Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, with a prime position next to the historical Royal Mile – which leads up-to Edinburgh Castle – exists a unique visitor attraction which has acquired quite a reputation for its paranormal activity.
Mary Kings Close – along with the neighbouring Closes – is within the main centre of the most vibrant streets, filled with traders and local residents alike. It would have been home to people, businesses, storage spaces, and the main heart of busy every day life.
Mysteries, myths and folklore surround this location and it comes as no surprise that reported sightings of spirits & ghosts are prevalent, but is Mary Kings Close haunted?
Named “The Most Dangerous Castle In England” due to its strategic position, overlooking the River Tweed and within close proximity to Scotland, who have fought long-standing wars with their English counterparts.
The castle at Norham is partly ruined but in surprisingly good condition, and well looked after by the English Heritage. This can be assessed by the well-kept lawns and lack of litter in this stunning looking location.
Once described by historian – and earlier Most Haunted regular – Richard Jones, as the worst paranormal site he had visited, stating “It terrified me!”
This was a must visit for the readers and researchers who follow the work of Haunted Scotland.
Situated on the Firth of Forth, it was built in the 15th century by the Crichtons, but annexed by James II becoming a royal residence. It played its part in history as a prison, housing some high-ranking individuals.
The castle became a formidable stronghold with thickened walls and defensive guns, the garrison held it in support of Mary Queen of Scots for six years and It was besieged by Cromwell in 1650 who left the castle in ruins. It was restored during the Napoleonic wars when it again served as a prison.
Situated on the southern outskirts of Scotland’s Capital City sits the impressive and superbly preserved castle named Craigmillar.
The former fortified residence of the Preston’s, and latter leading Edinburgh lawyer Sir John Gilmour, this romantic location casts a stunning shadow south of the world-famous Edinburgh Castle.
Haunted Scotland thought that Linlithgow & Blackness had nook and crannies galore, that’s till we braved the wintry Scottish weather and undertook a search for the ghostly white woman said to haunt Craigmillar. Is she the only active apparition though?
Crichton Castle is a ruined castle situated at the head of the River Tyne, near the village of Crichton, Midlothian, Scotland. The castle lies two miles south of the village of Pathhead, and a mile to the south-west is Borthwick Castle.
It was a noble residence for some 200 years, from the late 14th century through to the close of the 16th century. It was seldom the stage for significant events. However, its connections with two influential families – the Crichtons and the Hepburn Earls of Bothwell – associate the place with some of the most colourful chapters in Scottish history.