The Mercure Hotel is one of the most unique locations in Perth, set in a 15th century watermill, you can still watch the water trickling through the original water wheel from the garden, reception area and Lounge Bar.
So what paranormal activity do we have occurring in this location?
Greyfriars Burial Ground was established in 1580 when the kirkyard of St John’s Kirk ran out of space for more graves. The site was chosen due to its long-established religious tradition. First off, this is easy to confuse with the notorious Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh, with its world-famous activity from within the Covenanter’s prison area. This specific one I speak of here is based in the City of Perth.
This is the full final cut video presentation, which includes opening information, spiritual impressions with Bryan Boyle, and finishes with a few possible spirit voice captures via the Echovox application.
We have all heard of the hauntings in Edinburgh and we also know and attend many events in places such as Inveraray, Glasgow, Jedburgh and Aberdeen, but rarely do we hear much from the City of Perth, in terms of opportunities to seek out possible hauntings.
Well, that is about to change and my advice is to be fast as this one will not last long….
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.
The courtroom, on the first floor – which has rather impressive mannequins giving you a feel for what it would be like in operation – has a semicircle of windows which give an absolutely stunning view overlooking the yard which was once used for the prisoners, and views beyond, across the equally stunning Loch Fyne.
Reputed to be one of the oldest hotels in Scotland, the Salutation Hotel has been welcoming guests since 1699.
The Salutation Hotel, affectionately named the ‘Sally’, in Perth, has been providing accommodation to guests since 1699. In September 1745, Bonnie Prince Charlie marched from the Island of Eriskay and continued right across the mainland of Scotland.
He made use of the Salutation Hotel in Perth as his main headquarters, and today we have a main bedroom – which is accessible – where he would have slept.
Ryan, the founder of Scottish Paranormal – and owner of Haunted Scotland – teamed up with Mark Turner the founder of Ghost Finders Scotland and acclaimed medium Bryan Boyle to investigate the mysterious deaths of dogs leaping from Overtoun Bridge.
This is the second session conducted while filming for a forthcoming TV documentary about Overtoun Bridge. The first session is at present private until first premièred on the TV program.
Culross Abbey is a fine example of a former Cistercian Abbey in Culross. It was headed by the Abbot or Commendator of Culross.
It’s still used as the local parish church by the Church of Scotland.
The abbey was founded in 1217 by Malcolm I, and was first colonised by monks from the Kinloss Abbey.
Culross may have been chosen to establish an abbey because this was the birthplace of Saint Mungo.
It is evident that the abbey was built over the earlier Pictish church – supposedly founded by Saint Serf in the 6th century – as witnessed by the presence in the ruined Cistercian church of early medieval carved stones.
Can you feel it; the incoming cold as we move from the warmer weather of the short – but surprisingly – pleasant summer. This is a time when many researchers step down their location sessions and get some off-site work completed.
Perfect time to catch up on those reports, get those videos made and start checking on the clients to see if they are doing okay now, after your assistance throughout the year.
This year we are going to do it slightly different, due to the amount of research still ongoing here.