The Ghosts of Culzean Castle, Scotland

MJ STEEL COLLINS uncovers the Ghosts of Culzean Castle in Ayrshire

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The Sorry Tale of Tam O’Shanter

Here’s a fun film based on Robbie Burns’ spooky Scottish tale of Tam O’Shanter. It was made by Tom Cross Animation with Year Five school children from Southwark in London. The animation has been performed at the Barbican, The Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank Centre and the Festival Hall. Each time accompanied by London Philharmonic...

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Sawney Bean’s Cave – Ten Minute Tour VIDEO

A ten minute, single-shot tour of “Sawney Bean’s Cave”.  The cave can be found at Bennane Head – 2 miles north of Ballantrae, 8 miles south of Girvan – in Ayrshire, Scotland.  Read more about Sawney Bean on Spooky Isles...

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Who was Sawney Bean?

Sawney Bean, the cave-dwelling cannibal, is one of Scotland’s most shocking and gruesome legends. A new horror movie, starring David Hayman, is being premiered at the Glasgow Film Festival, but who was Sawney Bean? Forget Hannibal Lecter, Caledonian cannibal Sawney Bean makes him look like a fussy eater. According to legend, the Bean clan killed and ate 1,000 people in a 25-year reign of terror, while hiding out in a sea cave on...

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How ‘Sawney’ Bean went from an Ayrshire cave to global infamy

THIS 16th century monster set up home in a cave near Ballantrae, Ayrshire, with Agnes Douglas and their murderous clan and for 25 years the incestuous family robbed ­hundreds of travellers, then killed and ate them. ALEXANDER “SAWNEY” BEAN was a monster from the 16th century who makes ­Hannibal Lecter look like a ­cuddly vegetarian. He set up home in a cave near Ballantrae, in Ayrshire, with Agnes Douglas and their...

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