I have to confess that Dundee is not the first, or indeed the second or third place that I would think of when it comes to haunted towns and places, and as the author Geoff Holder points out in the introduction, it seems as far as ghost hunters are concerned Dundee isn’t on the map either.
The Dunfermline artist Sir Joseph Noel Paton (13 December 1821 – 26 December 1901) wrote the following letter reciting a dream to Catherine Crowe on 31st May 1847. It was his mother Catherine McDiarmid Paton who was "deeply interested in tradition, folklore, the supernatural, and the fairy-stories of the Celts" that had had the dream around the year 1830.
There are 5 distilleries in the town of Rothes but only one has the reputation for being haunted, and that is the Glen Spey distillery, which is owned by Diageo and has only recently produced its own malt – a 12 year old from the flora and fauna series.
The castle was originally in the hands of the Oliphant family who built it in the 14th century. The castle is said to be the haunt of two spirits.
The harbour is said to have witnessed a miracle during the Dark Age. The Vikings made an assault on the Isle of May, which was then the home of St Adrian.
Carlin Maggie’s stone is a 40-foot natural stone column formed of volcanic basalt.
Balfarg Henge and Bilbirnie Stone circle now sit in the midst of a housing estate separated by the A92, which runs through the site.
The castle was built by the Sibbald family in the 14th century, and was later in the possession of Sir Robert Lundie during the 15th century.
The castle, built by the Wemyss family, is said to be haunted by the ghost of a Green Lady, whose identity is unknown.