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….
The Jacobite uprisings were a series of wars – and rebellions – with the sole purpose of returning James VII of Scotland, and the later descendants of the Stuart family, to the throne of Great Britain. There were a series of conflicts throughout the land, with some devastating results all round.
The conflicts continued for some time, and came to the final conclusion – and loss of any hope of a Stuart resolution – when the Young Pretender, Bonnie Prince Charlie, was defeated at the 1746 Battle of Culloden.
Could I possibly attend the locations that were frequented by the Jacobites, and find paranormal activity, and exactly what could I gain via the gathering of data – not to mention Echovox Audio Sessions – that would shine some light on the subject.
Thus far, I have probed into the battlefield at Culloden – back in 2007 – with a revisit on the cards for this year, with the new Echovox sessions to be the highlight of this observational exercise.
You can catch up on the past visit at….
Culloden Battlefield: http://haunted-scotland.co.uk/culloden-battlefield/
Moving further south, we approach Ruthven Barracks, the smallest but best preserved of the four barracks built-in 1719 after the 1715 Jacobite rising. Set on an old castle mound, the complex comprises two large three-storey blocks occupying two sides of the enclosure, each with two rooms per floor.
Destroyed by Jacobites following their retreat after the Battle of Culloden in 1746, the Barracks ruins are maintained as an Ancient Monument by Historic Scotland.
You can gain additional Information, video and photography at…..
Ruthven Barracks – http://haunted-scotland.co.uk/ruthven-barracks/
Spirit Voices at Ruthven – http://haunted-scotland.co.uk/spirit-voices-church-ruthven-barracks/
Spirit Voices at Ruthven Prison – http://haunted-scotland.co.uk/spirit-voices-prison-ruthven-barracks/
Like many Highland clansmen, at the age of eighteen Rob Roy MacGregor – along with his father – joined the Jacobite rising, to support the Stuart King James II who had been deposed during the Glorious Revolution in1688.
Rob Roy MacGregor was said to be badly wounded at the Battle of Glen Shiel in 1719, where a British army of Scots and English defeated a Jacobite and Spanish expedition that aimed to restore the Stuart family to the monarchy.
I have looked into Ledard Farm, and the exact barn where a young Rob Roy MacGregor met with other clansmen.
You can gain more information along with video at…..
Ledard Farm: http://haunted-scotland.co.uk/ledard-farm-2/
You can also see the latest location visit to Balquhidder Kirkyard, the final resting place of Rob Roy MacGregor – and his family – and a rather unique Celtic place of historic significance.
More information can be found, along with video, at…..
Balquhidder Kirkyard: http://haunted-scotland.co.uk/rob-roy-macgregor-balquhidder-kirkyard/
Spirit Voices at Balquhidder: http://haunted-scotland.co.uk/spirit-voices-balquhidder-kirkyard/
All additional locations with a Jacobite flavour will be added – and updated – in the future, as we continue to pursue their tracks to see if any are still loitering from the afterlife.
Please do check out the links for in-depth information, material and possible spirit voices captured via the audio devices.
Feel free to leave your comments or constructive criticisms below.
Paranormal Research & Consciousness Exploration
Contact Ryan: Ryan@Haunted-Scotland.co.uk