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 was till we braved the wintry Scottish weather in 2013 and undertook a search for the ghostly white woman said to haunt the castle grounds, along with any other spectre that may be lurking around within.
We have an updated experience from this location from Rich1842, who has witnessed the white lady, and held on to the information at the time…….
I saw the ghost in about 1958 with a school friend (who was last heard of in South Africa more than 40 years ago) when we were about 10 or 11 years old.
It was a woman in a white or very light-coloured Elizabethan-style dress/outfit close to the main entrance. We each separately said it was a ‘lady’. It was a dark very early winter evening, maybe 4.30 or 5pm. We didn’t tell anyone because we were trespassing and because no-one would believe us. At that time the fields around the castle were run as a pig-farm and the only occupied house nearby was the cottage of the pig-keeper one of the row of cottages at the castle entrance. This was at a time when clothes were just off rationing after WW2 and long before the extravagant fashions of the late sixties.
I read about the ghost afterwards in the Edinburgh Evening News at the time of the first Craigmillar Festival probably 1968. This was the first intimation for me that anyone else had seen a ghost there.
You Can Read The Full HS Inclusion at – http://haunted-scotland.co.uk/craigmillar-castle-february-2013/