Witchcraft in Scotland

Where to Find Witches in Scotland

In the past, healers and herbalists in Scotland were misunderstood and labeled as witches, leading them down a road filled with torture, hatred and ultimately death. King James VI was terrified of suffering a violent death (who wouldn’t be though, right?) and was convinced he was being tormented by witches. After visiting Denmark, a place where witches were actively hunted, …

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Discovering the Truth Behind Mary King’s Close

Mary King’s Close was a street in Edinburgh sealed off from the world, leaving all the people suffering from the bubonic plague trapped beneath. These people were quarantined and left to die as the residents in the city above went about with their everyday lives. Did they even know there were victims of the plague dying beneath their feet? This …

Top 10 Seriously Spooky Places to Visit in Scotland

Top 10 Seriously Spooky Places to Visit in Scotland

Scotland is a land of rich history, with some dark and horrible stories from times past. It’s a place where mystical landscapes, hastily abandoned locations and castles left to ruin have inspired the settings of our favourite horror novels. If you want a glimpse into the country’s sinister past, check out these 10 spooky places to visit in Scotland. The …

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Spending the Night Inside the Edinburgh Vaults

Edinburgh is a city oozing with creepy historic events, many of which have paranormal backstories. Once upon a time, Scotland’s capital decided to throw an amazing festival called “Mary King’s Ghost Fest” which featured several spectral events, including trips to the Edinburgh underground vaults, the incredible Mary King’s Close (my personal favourite), ghost storytelling and even overnight vigils in the …

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What it’s Like Working at Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh has an abundance of really cool visitor attractions which offer unique job opportunities. I’ve always been drawn to jobs where I can educate people about the place in which I’m working. Like a museum bursting with history, an art gallery flowing with culture or a zoo brimming with animals! As someone interested in working in animal conservation in the …