Country and County: Wigtonshire


St Ninian’s Cave

St Ninian’s is a site of early Christian worship in Scotland and a site of pilgrimage. Local tradition has it that St Ninian would use the cave as retreat. Ninian (aka Trynnian or Ringan)...



A ruined church called Kirkmaiden-in-Fernis which can be found by Lag Point near Monreith, has an associated legend regarding the Myrton family and the foretelling of death. [Witchcraft and Superstitious Record in the South-Western...


Machermore Castle

Machermore Castle possibly dates from the late 16th to early 17th century. Below is an account of a reported experience in the castle, it is extracted from ‘Witchcraft and Superstitious Record in the South-Western...

Kirroughtee Hotel Big Cat Sighting (2013)

Holidaymakers staying at Kirroughtee Hotel outside Newton Stewart had a close encounter with one of Galloway’s best kept secrets last Saturday morning – an elusive big cat.

Les Gill and his partner Linda were looking out of their bedroom window when they both clearly saw the animal in the hotel grounds.

Glenluce Devil

During the 17th Century an incident linked to poltergeist like activity in Glenluce became was recorded and published by Glasgow’s first Professor of Mathematics and demonologist, George Sinclair (died 1696) in his 1685 work, ‘Satan’s Invisible World Discovered’.

Mull of Galloway

According to legend this was the last stronghold of the Picts. In their last battle with the King of Scotland they were all killed bar two, a father and son.