Craigmillar Castle: Is Craigmillar Castle Haunted

 Is Craigmillar Castle Haunted

Is Craigmillar Castle Haunted 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?

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The Jacobite Series: Haunted History of Scotland

In the coming months, here at Haunted Scotland, we will be probing the Haunted History of Scotland. We will follow in the footsteps of the Jacobites, seek out locations associated with King Robert The Bruce, scramble across the country in search of Mary Queen of Scots and finally, lookout for the outlaw and national hero, William Wallace and his locations of interest.

We want to see if the conscious energies of these long gone physical figures still frequent their past locations of interest.

Come join us in the search, as we start with the Jacobite Risings, here at Haunted Scotland….

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The Ragged School – Edinburgh

This location sits in an area so famous that it beggars belief that it had not come onto the radar of anyone, that is until myself and a few colleagues Investigated the building back in the 2006/7 era.

Not only were we the first to get access to this long forgotten treasure of intrigue and genuine spookiness, it had also not been opened to the public in over 100 years. Well, certainly not the upper floors.

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Has anyone heard of ghostly vehicles?

I know it might seem odd but I think I may have seen one!

The following a reader submission to Haunted Scotland

To explain: My friend and I were on our way to North Uist and were driving the western route to Fort William and on to Kyle of Lochalsh. Anyway, we were north of Fort William driving through the winding roads of the Highlands and we both witnessed a set of headlights approaching us very quickly from behind. As it was early in the morning, and we thought it was a typical boy racer type, we pulled over to let him pass. As we did so, the lights disappeared and no car could be seen or heard!
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Ravenscraig Castle

Region: The Kingdom Of Fife
Location:
Ravenscraig, Kirkcaldy

Details: Ravenscraig Castle is a ruined castle located in Kirkcaldy, dating from around 1460. The castle is an early example of artillery defence in Scotland. Now managed by Historic Scotland, and protected by Scheduled Ancient Monument this has been recognised as a category A listed building.

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Top Scottish Haunted Hot Spots This Halloween

It’s such a regular occurrence here at Haunted Scotland – and previously as the founding member and owner of Scottish Paranormal – that my email box begins to fill up with requests for information on the best places to stay (with a haunting of course) along with where to visit and, in my opinion, what I suggest through my experiences.

As we approach Halloween, I wanted to offer a few suggestions to get you in the spirit of the season and allow you to get those plans made early.

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Greyfriars Kirkyard

Greyfriars Kirkyard is the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is located at the southern edge of the Old Town, adjacent to George Heriot’s School. Burials have been taking place since the late 16th century, and a number of notable Edinburgh residents are interred at Greyfriars.

 

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The Osnaburg Bar

The Osnaburg Bar has a history of floating shadows and unexplained sounds. Under my direction, as the the founding member of Scottish Paranormal, the team travelled north to find out, what was happening in the Osnaburg Bar.

Whistles, bumps, thuds and unexplained noises were evident but no conclusion was reached on the source.

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Elcho Castle

Eventually, we have two things to be thankful of here at Haunted Scotland. Firstly, the skies have cleared up to let through the spring sunshine (2013), melting away the long-past its welcome snow.

Then we have the fabulous news that Elcho Castle has opened its doors for the new season. I missed out in 2012 due to a mistimed visit that coincided with the close-down for the winter.

Eagerly waiting on this day for six months, I charged the equipment, packed up the car and was insistent that my wife and kids came along for the beautiful scenery of Kinross & Perthshire.

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