Country and County: Dumfriesshire


Brydekirk Big Cat (2023)

On 13th July 2023 The Scottish Sun published the following story by Paige Beresford entitled ‘Roaming Free, Scots village on high alert after locals spot big cat prowling field‘ Residents have been left spooked...


Tynron Doon

Tynron Doon is the site of the remains an Iron Age hill fort and if a local story is correct, a supposed haunt for a headless horseman. At a height of 948ft, the site...


Haunted Saddle, Craigdarroch

At the battle of Killiecrankie on 27th July 1689 the Jacobites of ‘Bonny Dundee’ (John Graham of Claverhouse, 1st Viscount Dundee (who died in the battle), defeated the government’s army. Among the thousands that...


Licht Before Death, Glencairn

There are many folk customs that are said to foretell a death.  The following descriptions of a prophetic light in the communities around Glencairn are extracted from [Witchcraft and Superstitious Record in the South-Western...


Pentoot and Gap’s Mill

The following account was extracted from an article by John Corrie in the ‘The Transactions and Journal of Proceedings of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society, Session 1890 – 1891’.  ‘My...


Auchenstroan and Marwhirn

In his ‘Witchcraft and Superstitious Record in the South-Western District of Scotland’ (1911), J Maxwell Wood, refers a few ‘ghostly vestiges’ in the Parish of Glencairn.  According to his text ‘At Auchenstroan and Marwhirn...

Old Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna Green

The following article by Sue Crawford entitled ‘Ghost hunt at Gretna’s famous Blacksmiths Shop’ was published in the News & Star on 8 August 2013.

Paranormal investigators are to hold a vigil after reports of “terrifying” incidents at Gretna Green’s famous Blacksmiths Shop