About Amanda Moffet

I run www.scotclans.com with Rodger Moffet. Live in Edinburgh and love travelling around Scotland gathering stories.

The Forfar Witches

The Forfar Witches

The Royal burgh of Forfar, a small faming and market town nestled in the Strathmore valley in the east of Scotland, is a respectable and quiet community. The burgh lies only five miles from Glamis Castle, family seat of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorn, childhood home of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and the […]

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Gow’s Folly

Gow’s Folly

Gow’s Folly was once cursed by generations of wagoners and hauliers, an odd looking little building with the stone spire in the middle of a busy goods yard. Nobody knew or cared about its origins and it was threatened with demolition on several occasions. Thanks to the Kirkwell Community Council this odd looking building has […]

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The Duelling Trees

The Duelling Trees

Ballencleroch was originally a modest laird’s house of the 17th century but was destroyed in a fire in 1982 but has been re-built as the ‘Schoenstatt’ (beautiful place), a retreat and conference centre. The house stands just to the west of the Clachan, East Dunbartonshire. The lands of Ballencleroch belonged to the Brisbane family from […]

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Lost 5,000-Year-Old Neolithic Figurine Rediscovered in Scotland

Lost 5,000-Year-Old Neolithic Figurine Rediscovered in Scotland

A 5,000-year-old whalebone figurine, one of the oldest representations of a human form ever found in Britain, has been rediscovered after going missing for more than 150 years.  The figurine has been dubbed the “Buddo” of Skara Brae  a name taken from an Orcadian word meaning ‘friend’. It was carved from a single piece of […]

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Could Lost Kingdom of Rheged have been found in Galloway?

Could Lost Kingdom of Rheged have been found in Galloway?

Archealogists think they have discovered a ‘lost dark age kingdom in Dumfries and Galloway. The sixth century Kingdom of Rheged has always been a mystery, now they believe they have found the Royal Pictish Seat of this Kingdom. The location of Rheged had previously been thought by many historians to be in Cumbria. Pictish carvings […]

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