Central Scotland

Linlithgow Palace

Region : West Lothian Location : Linlithgow Details : This was the castle of the Stewart kings of Scotland from the 15th century . In 1512 Mary, Queen of Scots was born here. For more details see the feature page on Undiscovered Scotland

Greyfriars Kirkyard – Edinburgh

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. The Kirkyard was involved in the history …

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The Goblin Ha’ AKA Yester Castle

Gifford, Haddington Sir Hugo de Giffard was known as the ‘Wizard of Yester’, and was considered to be a powerful warlock and necromancer. It is in the undercroft of the castle that he was thought to practise his sorcery. 14th century chronicler John of Fordun mentions the large cavern in Yester Castle, thought locally to …

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Tranent House – Activity

Tranent is a small traditional mining town which is located just nine miles east of Edinburgh, sitting in the east Lothian region. In the 13th century, mining began here, when the Lord of Tranent granted various areas to the monks of Newbattle. We also have the infamous “Massacre of Tranent” where miners resisted the 1797 …

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Kirk O’ Shotts (Church)

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, and its surrounding area. The parish of Shotts bulks large in covenanting history. The Rev. John Livingstone, after Communion on 21st June 1630 preached …

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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. The Kirkyard is operated by City of …

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