The Spirits of Christmas in Scotland

The Spirits of Christmas

The Spirits of ChristmasAs we all make those final preparations for the festive period, ready to indulge in The Spirits of Christmas, I thought it would be interesting to look at a different type of Christmas spirit.

Those who departed the physical, yet, still make themselves known during this time in Scotland.

There is no special time of day – or year – for activity of a spooky nature to transpire.

Paranormal activity will happen when it happens if it happens at all.

This is something I am careful to explain to people who join any event or public gathering that I’m working on.

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The Tay Bridge Disaster

At approximately 7:15 p.m, on the stormy night of the 28th December 1879, the central navigation spans of the Tay bridge collapsed into the Firth of Tay at Dundee, taking with them a train, 6 carriages and 75 souls to their fate.

At the time, a gale estimated at Beaufort force 10/11 was blowing down the Tay estuary at right angles to the bridge. The collapse of the bridge, only opened 19 months and passed safe by the Board of Trade, sent shock waves through the Victorian engineering profession and general public.

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