The Haunted West Bow

The Haunted West Bow

Today West Bow is the sweet little-cobbled street in Edinburgh and though at first glance it seems almost picturesque with its beautiful shops and cafe’s you would never guess that it is hiding one of the Old Town’s darkest secrets. West Bow resident, Major Thomas Weir and he was a well-respected member of Edinburgh society. He held […]

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The mystery of Arthur’s O’on

The mystery of Arthur’s O’on

After the 45 uprising Scotland was needed to be ‘brought to heel’,  the army showed little mercy. Jacobites were rounded up, imprisoned or executed.  Hanoverian forces were held back by poor mapping, a great Military Survey of Scotland, “undertaken by order of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland”, was commissioned. William Roy, a factor’s son from Lanarkshire, 19 at […]

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The Border Reivers Cursing Stone

The Border Reivers Cursing Stone

Border reivers were raiders along the Anglo-Scottish border from the late 13th century to the beginning of the 17th century. These were rugged, tough people who enforced their own brutal code of conduct in what was to be known as the 300 Year War. There are 77 predominant family names who can claim to have […]

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