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Scotland's Ghost Trail

VisitScotlandLiamVisitScotlandLiam Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
Halloween is coming and we've just released the Scottish Ghost Trail Map that includes some pretty chilling spooky Scottish stories.  We host some of the most gripping and mysterious ghost tales that I've ever heard.  Have a wee look below at some of the stories that are featured!

The Mackenzie Poltergeist

This ghoul looms the Black Mausoleum in Greyfriars Kirkyard.  It is thought to be the spirit of Sir George Mackenzie, a man who condemned many to death in the 1600's.  People asve reported being grabbed and having unexplained bruises after entering.

The Ghost Piper of Culzean Castle

A ghostly piper haunts the castle in stormy nights.  As the legend goes, the piper and his dog was sent down into a nearby cave to prove that the castle wasn't haunted.  As he descended, the piping suddenly stopped and he was never seen again.

The White Lady of St. Andrews Cathedral

There have been multiple sightings of a young woman who glides along the cathedral walls before vanishing into the tower.  This is speculated because workmen in the 1800's found a coffin in the tower, that contained a young woman wearing white gloves.  Have you ever seen her?

What's your favourite Scottish ghost story?  Go and have a look at the Ghost Trail Map here!
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  • Am Fear Liath Mor or the Big Grey Man of Ben Macdui has always been a favourite of mine. From wikipedia:   

    Those who have describe it as an extremely tall figure covered with short hair, or as an unseen presence that causes uneasy feelings in people who climb the mountain.Other eyewitnesses describe it as a large humanoid standing over ten feet tall and having olive toned skin with long arms and broad shoulders. Evidence of the existence of this creature is limited to various sightings and a few photographs of unusual footprints. Nearly all reports of Am Fear Liath Mòr include the sound of footsteps crunching in the gravel just out of sight.

    I've been on Ben Macdui a few times and the plateau leading up to it can be an eerie place if the clag has set in. Certainly the kind of spot where your imagination can run wild... 

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