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. Numerous reports from well-respected individuals and a medium.
Eilean Donan lies in one of the most scenic spots in Scotland. Built on an island, where Loch Duich, Long Long and Loch Alsh meet. 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.
ARMY OF THE DEAD The dark story of Scotland’s ‘haunted battlefield’ where dead soldiers wage war to this day. Terrified locals live in fear of Culloden Moor's "anniversary ghosts", spectral soldiers who appear from thin air to fight each other every year on April 16, the day of the battle.
Beneath Edinburgh Castle is a labyrinthine network of secret passageways and vaults where the ghost of a long-dead piper supposedly still wanders. Legend has it that one of these tunnels stretched all the way under the Royal Mile to Holyrood Palace. A story relates that when these tunnels were first discovered, a lone piper was singled out to explore them.
Whether you are a believer or not in the supernatural, there is a multitude of hauntings in Scottish castles by a green lady; both Thainstone and Fyvie Castle have a resident Green Lady. Perhaps green is the colour of the undead, when their spirit coalesces under the cloak of darkness and its time to raise the pulses of those trying to get a good night’s sleep.
The Green Lady of Stirling Castle. Some say she was the daughter of a Commander of the fortress who cast herself from the Elphinstone Tower onto the ragged rocks below, in sorrow that her cruel father had ended her romance with a common soldier-boy...by having the unfortunate lad shot. Others that she was a serving girl in the employ of our most romantic and tragic monarch, Mary Queen of Scots...