Edinburgh 13

Edinburgh Episode 13 Witches, Cemeteries and Ghosts

The City of Ghosts

Not an episode for the faint-hearted! We have collected together a host of Edinburgh’s stories on witches, grave-robbers, spectres and apparitions. Is it the ‘majestic gloom’ of Edinburgh’s dramatic setting? The dark unknowns of the Old Town’s tenements and wynds? Or the city’s long history of violent murders, plagues and hangings? For whatever reason, Edinburgh is known as ‘the city of ghosts’ and here is a selection of the tales which explain why.

Recommended reading:

Ghostly Tales and Sinister Stories of Old Edinburgh by Alan J Wilson, Des Brogan and Frank McGrail

Useful links:

https://greyfriarskirk.com/visit/kirkyard

https://edinburgh.org