Specific Location: Newton Stewart


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.