Scotland’s Spookiest Pubs

A pub or public house, is a drinking establishment fundamental to the culture of Britain and more specific in this case, Scotland. In many places, especially villages, a pub can be the focal point for the community. The traditional warmth of the atmosphere in conjunction with laughter, local tales and the joyful banter can make such evenings a joy to behold around the country’s drinking establishments.

The history of pubs can be traced back to Roman taverns, through the Anglo-Saxon alehouse to the development of the modern tied house system in the 19th century. Are these locations subject to a spirit of another kind though?

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The Osnaburg Bar

The Osnaburg Bar has a history of floating shadows and unexplained sounds.

As highlighted in a feature by retired journalist Laurie Rogers, these have been attributed to the spirit of a chimney sweep who died in the flat above.

And the spirits did not let down the members of Scottish Paranormal who monitored the bar with cameras and audio recorders, from midnight to 2.30am.

The group’s medium Bryan Boyle took on the persona of several old customers at the bar.

At one point, a loud thump—which couldn’t be explained—was heard and electronic recording equipment placed in the cellar picked up two voices.

Jim Cunningham, from the group, said, “We are going through all the tape and will be writing up a report of our findings.
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