Edinburgh, Highlands, Scotland, Stirlingshire

A Scottish Halloween

"It's the most wonderful time of year." Yes, that's right Halloween is upon us again. What's not to love about ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night? Forget pumpkin lanterns and trick or treat - Scotland has been observing Halloween or Samhain for longer than the good ole… Continue reading A Scottish Halloween

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh – plague, a foul stench and ghouls galore!

Edinburgh - refined and genteel by day, dark and sinister by night. Burke and Hare, Deacon Brodie and countless other thieves, cutthroats and vagabonds have crept around Auld Reekie under the cover of darkness. And is Edinburgh ashamed of its dark past? Not a jot.  This is a city that marks the site of public… Continue reading Edinburgh – plague, a foul stench and ghouls galore!