What kind of creature is Nessie the Loch Ness Monster?

WE all know that the Loch Ness Monster definitely exists. There have been sightings of the mysterious creature lurking beneath the dark waters of Loch Ness for hundreds of years. However, the big question that has never been answered is, just what kind of a monster is Nessie? READ FULL ARTICLE...

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The Glasgow Dockworker Who Made A Saint

MJ STEEL COLLIN explains how the recovery of a Glasgow cancer patient led to 17th century Catholic martyr being made a saint

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Tam O’Shanter Overture

Let’s finish off Spooky Scotland Week with the terrifying Tam O’Shanter Overture, Op. 51 by Sir Malcolm Arnold. The dramatic yet sometimes humorous piece of music, based on the famous Robert Burns poem about a drunk’s eventful night avoiding witches, bogies and other beasties, was completed in 1955. This recording, of the New Symphony Orchestra of London conducted by Sir Alexander Gibson, was issued in 1959 on the...

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Isobel Gowdie, Witch of Auldearn

MJ STEEL COLLINS looks at the fascinating tale of Isobel Gowdie, a Scottish woman tried for witchcraft in 1662

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The Handless Wraith of Rait Castle

FRANCES ABBOT looks at the bloody and ghostly history of Rait Castle in the Scottish Highlands

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