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...
Guest writer KATRINA SAUNDERSON dusts off an old copy of Ronald Holmes’s book: The Legend of Sawney Bean and is horrified what she discovered – Sawney Bean may never have existed!
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ARE the ghosts of your ancestors spookier than those of strangers?
SAWNEY Bean the infamous Scottish cannibal lived in a cave just outside the South Ayrshire village of Girvan where my Mum was born. His gruesome murder and robbery happened mere miles from the area my family has lived for centuries.