Eerie Edinburgh

Documenting Edinburgh’s lesser-known hauntings and ghostly goings-on. Eerie Edinburgh: the home of Edinburgh’s ghost stories.

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Eerie Edinburgh

Ancient Edinburgh: a thousand years of life, death, murder, intrigue, and ghosts!
Edinburgh is a paranormal enthusiast’s paradise, with spirits and spectres seemingly around almost every corner and up every close.
In recent years, its best known hauntings are the fascinating stories of the ghosts in the underground vaults and the MacKenzie poltergeist in the graveyard at Greyfriars Kirk. However, if you look beyond these incredible modern tales, you'll find hundreds of years worth of history and spooky goings-on.
Edinburgh has it all – ghostly pipers, Egyptian spirits, white ladies, warlocks, and witches, to name just a few. Each episode will feature one of the countries eerie tales, both old and new.
Listen to learn more.

Episodes

Sunday Mar 31, 2024

Step into the eerie world of Littledean Tower, hidden away amidst the picturesque landscape of the Scottish Borders. In this episode, we delve into the ghostly tales that shroud this ancient fortress, revealing stories of restless spirits and tragic destinies.
Join us as we uncover the legend of the miserly old owner, whose insatiable greed bound her soul to the tower until she revealed the hidden location of her treasure. Witness the harrowing tale of the Laird whose lust for a mysterious woman led to his ultimate downfall, culminating in a night of terror and supernatural encounters.
Prepare to be captivated, enthralled, and perhaps even spooked, as we unravel the ghostly legends of Littledean Tower and uncover the lingering spirits that still call it home.

Sunday Mar 17, 2024

Step into the shadows of Edinburgh's hidden past as we journey into the haunted realms of the Edinburgh Vaults. 
Join us as we delve deep beneath the city's bustling streets to uncover the chilling tales and ghostly encounters that lurk within these forgotten chambers.
In this episode, we learn about the notorious murderers Burke and Hare, who, possibly aided by their wives (Helen McDougal and Margaret Hare) murdered 16 people over a 10 month spell.  We also explore the dark history and paranormal activity that shrouds the Edinburgh Vaults. 
From sinister spectres to eerie apparitions, we recount spine-tingling accounts of ghostly sightings and unexplained phenomena witnessed by those brave enough to venture into these ancient passageways.
Discover the stories of infamous characters like Mr. Boots and delve into the legends surrounding Burke and Hare's alleged connection to these eerie underground chambers. 

Sunday Feb 25, 2024

Join us on a spine-chilling journey into the heart of Scottish folklore as we uncover the haunting mysteries of Killiecrankie! In this episode we delve deep into the rich history and spectral tales surrounding the infamous battlefield, where echoes of the past continue to linger.
Nestled amidst the breathtaking Scottish Highlands, Killiecrankie witnessed a fierce and bloody battle in 1689 during the Jacobite Uprising. But, the legacy of that historic clash goes beyond the mortal realm. The site is said to be haunted by restless spirits, their stories embedded in the very fabric of the landscape.
In this episode, we explore firsthand accounts of eerie encounters, unexplainable phenomena, and ghostly apparitions reported by visitors to the battleground.

Sunday Feb 11, 2024

Join us on a chilling exploration into the haunting tales of Blacket Place, a historic house in the heart of Edinburgh that hides more than just its architectural beauty.
In this episode, we delve into the documented experiences of the "Munro" sisters, who found themselves entangled in the inexplicable occurrences within the haunted walls of the place they called home.
An incredible story, now long forgotten, watch as we look into the mysteries lie within the walls of Blacket Place.
To read the original letters, click the link: https://archive.org/details/journalofsociety02sociuoft/page/346/mode/2up
Thank you to John from  @northedinburghnightmares7533  for help researching this story.

Sunday Jan 28, 2024

Dive into the unknown haunted tales and mysteries of the West Highland Way. 
Explore some of the ghostly legends, discover historical figures, and learn about one of the most haunted Inn's in the world: The Drover's Inn.
Join us on this expedition to unravel forgotten whispers and contemplate the secrets that linger in ancient landscapes. 
We'll also delve into the mystery of the Loch Lomond monster, explore the eerie Buchanan Castle, and venture into the enigmatic Ballaculish House. 
Subscribe for a spine-tingling journey through the West Highland Way's chilling beauty, history, and intriguing landmarks.

Sunday Jan 28, 2024

In October 2023 I was privileged to be invited to join Paul Hannon, Lucy and Lindsey on a tour of the incredible Bannockburn House.
Join me as l delve into the history and mysteries of this genuinely haunted location.
From the stories of its past to the encounters with the unexplained, this podcast special provides an in-depth exploration of Bannockburn's incredible history and haunting tales, told by some of those who know the place best - the people who volunteer here.

Sunday Jan 07, 2024

Step back in time to the chilling winter of 1973 as we unravel the eerie events that transpired in Royal Circus. 
Join us on a journey through the haunting tales told by the unsuspecting workmen who encountered the inexplicable. 
Witnesses reported seeing a mysterious woman in a flowing white dress with long, dark hair, sending shivers down their spines. 
The encounters became so unsettling that the workmen, desperate for answers, decided to call in a medium to unveil the mysteries lurking in the shadows of Royal Circus. Delve into the supernatural as we explore the details of this ghostly chapter in the heart of 1970s Edinburgh.

Sunday Dec 24, 2023

Join us by the fireside as we delve into the spectral side of the season, uncovering eerie stories from the heart of Scotland. 
From haunted castles to mystical figures, these five ghostly tales will send shivers down your spine and add a touch of the supernatural to your festive season. 
Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting blend of Scottish folklore and winter mysteries. 
Subscribe now for a journey into the hauntingly beautiful landscapes and the ghostly traditions that make Scotland's winter nights unforgettable.

Friday Dec 22, 2023

Explore the haunting mysteries of Culloden in our latest episode, "Beyond the Battle: Culloden's haunted history." 
Join us as we delve into the ghostly tales that linger on this historic battlefield. Discover the eerie and supernatural occurrences that have been reported by witnesses over the years. 
From phantom sounds to spectral apparitions, we journey beyond the physical remnants of war to uncover the lingering spirits of Culloden. Dive into the chilling stories that transcend time and space, shedding light on the ghostly echoes of a tumultuous past. Subscribe now for a captivating exploration into the paranormal realm of Culloden's aftermath.
I also want to say a huge thank you also to Alex for sharing the story of a family friend who witnessed something very eerie in Culloden House! Thank you Alex.

Sunday Dec 03, 2023

In today's episode, we feature the true stories of a haunted house in Bearsden, Glasgow.
One of our listeners, Martha, recently contacted me to share some of the truly spine-tingling tales from a Georgian period house, she once called home. During her time there. she and her flatmates were exposed to some truly chilling occurrences that defy logic and explanation.
From "traditional" ghostly footsteps to....well....you'll see.
Join us as we learn more about a Haunting in Glasgow.

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