Name: Provanhall House, Glasgow
Addresss: Provanhall House, 11 Auchinlea Rd (Auchinlea Park), Easterhouse, Glasgow, G34 9PQ
Summary by MJ Steel Collins: One of the oldest, and perhaps most haunted house, in Glasgow, complete with a room known as The Haunted Room. The house dates back to the 1460s, and was once a prebend of Glasgow Cathedral and the hunting lodge of King James IV of Scotland. It was in private ownership until 1934, until the last owner Reston Mather died, and the estate was bought by the National Trust of Scotland, who still own it, though it is run by Glasgow City Council. The activity is such that paranormal groups are desperate to investigate. The Ghost Club has been twice. Ghosts include those of a young woman and her two-year-old son, who were murdered by the woman’s husband after he returned home from four years in the army, not having returned home once during that time. The crime took place in the master bedroom, the aforementioned Haunted Room. The apparition of Reston Mather has also been seen. The house, which lies on the same property as the later Blochairn House (also reputedly haunted), is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm, closing for lunch between 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Visitors can get a guided tour from caretaker Steve Allan, who’s enthusiasm for the house, and it’s ghosts, is infectious. Alternatively, you could also attend one of the regular overnight ghost hunts.
Website www.northeastglasgow.co.uk/trondra/provanhall.html (Advisable to check for directions and contact number)
Read “The Ghosts of Glasgow’s Provanhall” on Spooky Isles for more information.
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