Welcome To Haunted Scotland. Haunted Castles and Houses of Scotland. Covers many ghost stories in all their manifestations: Green, White, Grey, Pink, Black, Brown and Blue Ladies; portents of death; gruagach and brownies; evil lairds who dabbled in witchcraft; massacres and bloodstains; dog, monkeys and even maybe a lion; sad stories of children; and insubstantial phantoms, including a ghostly cannonball. There is a separate section on Mary, Queen of Scots, and stories about William Wallace, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Walter Scott. The book is arranged thematically, comparing and contrasting the many accounts, and where possible describing who the ghost was in life, what dark deed caused their death, and how the ghost manifests itself. Many of Scotland's most famous and impressive strongholds have stories, such as Edinburgh, Stirling, Holyroodhouse, Dunnottar, Crathes, Culzean, Dunrobin, Thirlestane, Drumlanrig, Fyvie, St Andrews. There are stories from all over Scotland - from Shetland to Galloway, from the Western Isles to Eyemouth, covering more than 300 strongholds, historic houses and mansions. Haunted Castles and Houses of Scotland
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Thursday, 30 October 2008
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Welcome To Robert Burns Scotland. Is there anything new to say about Robert Burns? John Cairney says it's time to trash Burns the Brand and come on the trail of the real Robert Burns. He is the best of travelling companions on this entertaining journey to the heart of the Burns story. Internationally known as 'the face of Robert Burns', John Cairney believes that the traditional Burns tourist trail urgently needs to find a new direction. In an acting career spanning forty years he has often lived and breathed Robert burns on stage. "On the Trail of Robert Burns" shows just how well he has got under the skin of Burn's complex character. This fascinating journey around Scotland is a rediscovery of Scotlands national bard as a flesh and blood genius. "On the Trail of Robert Burns" outlines five tours, mainly in Scotland. Key sites include: Alloway - Burn's birthplace.
Tam O' Shanter draws on the Alloway Kirk witch-stories first heard by Burns in his childhood; Mossgiel - Between 1784 and 1786 in a phenomenal burst of creativity Burns wrote some of his most memorable poems including "Holy Willie's Prayer" and "To a Mouse"; Kilmarnock - The famous Kilmarnock edition of "Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect" published in 1786; Edinburgh - Fame and Clarinda (among others) embraced him; and Dumfries - Burns died at age 37. The trail ends at the Burns mausoleum in St Michael's churchyard. On the Trail of Robert Burns (On the Trail of) (On the Trail of)
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