Scotland is full of ghosts! Centuries old castles, graveyards and lonely corners of cities harbour numerous stories of the un-dead revisiting the world of the living. In this world of reality, science, and digital diversity, all of these stories must surely be fanciful imagination. Yet not only do the stories persist, they gather more attributions each year as to their spine-chilling veracity. The sightings of ghosts in Scotland is on the rise. Beware where you walk after dark!
Edinburgh is thought to be one of the most haunted cities in the world. It should come as no surprise, then, that one of the city's oldest buildings, Edinburgh Castle, has plenty of spooky stories to tell. Paranormal experiences There have been hundreds of reports (from both staff members and visitors) of paranormal activity in Edinburgh Castle over the years.
Mary King's Close consists of a number of underground closes which would have originally been very narrow walkways with dwellings either side sometimes rising up to 7 storeys. Once a thriving epicentre of trade and Edinburgh life, the close was abandoned in 1645 due to an outbreak of the plague, but some people refused to leave.
Eilean Donan castle was restored in the early part of the 20th Century and it was discovered that the castle had not lain completely empty while in its ruinous state. The spirit of one of the fallen Spanish soldiers is said to linger in what is now the gift shop, with his head tucked under his arm!
NO battles have been fought on British soil since 1746... but some say the ghosts of that final skirmish still wage war to this day. The Battle of Culloden was a bloody clash between Jacobite rebels and the ruling House of Hanover over who should sit on the British throne.
Crathes Castle historic seat of Clan Burnett. Like most Scottish castles Crathes has it's ghostly tales. The one it's most known for is the withered spectre of the Green Lady stalks the corridors, putting the frighteners on those she meets. More than that, she is a portent of death.
The Blue Lady. The Pink Lady. The White Lady. Stirling has no shortage of colurful female phantoms. Perhaps the most feared and fabled of their number, though, is the Green Lady, said to haunt Stirling Castle.