Six great big scary Scottish beasties

Scots have long enjoyed the reputation for being handy in a scrap. But the country doesn’t rely on mere flesh and blood bruisers,...

Seven druidic places in Scotland

Health and safety officials in Austria have recently trialled a new way of reducing accidents in a notorious crash site along a busy main...

13 haunted Scottish castles

By Catie Guitart Scotland's castles have spawned many stories of hauntings: bloodthirsty barons, lonesome ladies and many, many Mary Queen of Scots. Here's a small...

Close encounter in the woods as 1979 UFO mystery is investigated again

On a chilly day last month, UFOlogist Ron Halliday and spiritualist medium Gary Gray left their car by the M8 in Livingston, West Lothian,...

From first person to the second sight

By Elizabeth McQuillan Pristine white sheets, pegged out on the washing line and flapping in the breeze, is the dream my mother has always...

Turnip lanterns and ugly witches: the changing face of Halloween

By Betty Kirkpatrick Once again Halloween is upon us, when witches and ghosts and cats and bats go from door to door, hoping for gifts...

Interesting Scottish places: the Well of the Seven Heads

The West Coast of Scotland has many weird and wonderfully-named hills, glens and villages. How the tourists must titter as they pass through...

Horseshoes, herbs and urine: all useful for warding off fairies

By Betty Kirkpatrick Anyone who has recently read a story to a young female of the species cannot fail to be aware of the immense...

Interesting Scottish places: Fettes College

By Elizabeth McQuillan I cannot walk past Fettes College in Edinburgh and not marvel at how much fun it would be to be a student...

Witch prickers and bootikins – hunting the ‘enemy within’

By Johnny Campbell Edinburgh Dungeons General Manager All through history there has been a terror of the enemy within. They look and act like normal...