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The Execution of Tom Aitkenhead

By Sophie 2 months ago 805 Views No comments

This is the story of young Tom Aitkenhead. A Scottish medical student who, at 20 years old, was the last person in Britain to be executed for Blasphemy.

Folklore Friday - Borthwick Castle and the Ghost of Mary Queen of Scots

By Sophie 2 months ago 590 Views No comments

Here at Scotweb, we're looking at Scottish myths, legends and folk tales. For this week's Folklore Friday, we look at Borthwick Castle and the Ghost of Mary Queen of Scots.

The Story of Greyfriars Bobby

By Sophie 3 months ago 941 Views 1 comment

This is the story of Greyfriars Bobby...

When Scotland Welcomes Christmas

By Sophie 3 months ago 618 Views No comments

We've had Halloween and Bonfire Night, but now it's time to dust off the stockings, choose that tree and get ourselves prepared for the largest celebration of the year.

Folklore Friday - Sawney Bean

By Sophie 4 months ago 1625 Views No comments

Here at Scotweb, we're looking at Scottish myths, legends and folk tales. For this week's Folklore Friday, we look at Sawney Bean.

Folklore Friday - The Headless Drummer of Edinburgh Castle

By Sophie 4 months ago 1116 Views No comments

Here at Scotweb, we're looking at Scottish myths, legends and folk tales. For this week's Folklore Friday, we look at The Headless Drummer of Edinburgh Castle.

Folklore Friday - The MacKenzie Poltergeist

By Sophie 4 months ago 1681 Views 1 comment

Today we're looking at the MacKenzie Poltergeist. What's so interesting (and spooky) about this story is that this is the most convincing case of supernatural activity in history. Read on at your peril...

Folklore Friday - The Hauntings of Edinburgh

By Sophie 4 months ago 503 Views No comments

Here at Scotweb, we're looking at Scottish myths, legends and folk tales. For this week's Folklore Friday, we look at The Hauntings of Edinburgh.

The Story of Fast Castle

By Sophie 6 months ago 576 Views No comments

Last weekend we took a trip to the gorgeous Berwickshire countryside. We stopped to get our fix of Scottish history at Fast Castle, the ruined remains of a coastal fortress. Upon first sight, this dramatic location brings up all sorts of questions. From who once lived within Fast Castle's walls, to why and how it had come to be in this gruesome state.

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo

By Sophie 7 months ago 1229 Views No comments

One of the most iconic Edinburgh institutions, this sellout event occurs annually and marks the opening of the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A mixture of music, dance and precision display with pipes and drums, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is not something to be missed. No Military Tattoo would be complete without Massed Military Bands, cultural troupes, singers and the iconic Lone Piper against a stunning Edinburgh Castle backdrop.