Edinburgh Miniature Coffins: Discovering the Fairy Coffins of Arthur’s Seat

Found in the ‘Daith Comes In’ gallery at Scotland’s National Museum, the Edinburgh miniature coffins or Burke & Hare murder dolls still have a sense of mystery

Old & Spooky Graveyards in Edinburgh’s Old Town (Visited & Recommended)

Edinburgh’s graveyards are the oldest & spookiest in Scotland. Visit the Old Town for Greyfriars Kirkyard, the most haunted graveyard in the world and walk down the Royal Mile for Canongate, St Giles

Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh: The Ultimate Guide To Macabre & Spooky Graves

The Ultimate Guide to macabre & spooky graves in Greyfriars Kirkyard visit The Black Mausoleum, mortsafes and Covenanters Prison in the world’s most haunted graveyard

The Cursed Grave of Seath Mor

Five ‘homing stones’ stand on top of the cursed grave of Seath Mor. They were encased under a cage, designed to look like a mortsafe, in 1983 to protect people visiting the grave.

Edinburgh’s Escape The Past: The Anatomist

In a city where cadavers were once the hottest commodity, anything relating to the dark art of body snatching and providing corpses for the 19th century dissecting table was always going to pique my interest.

Body Snatching On The A75 | Scotland’s Haunted Road

Take a trip along the A75 in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland’s most haunted road and discover some forgotten body snatching tales and darker graveyards along the way

7 Macabre Graves To Visit In Edinburgh’s Greyfriars Kirkyard

Take a trip to Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, and even if graveyards and the macabre aren’t your ‘thing’, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll find yourself wandering through the famous gates of Greyfriars Kirkyard.

7 Alternative Body Snatching Sites Outside Of Edinburgh

7 ALTERNATIVE BODY SNATCHING SITES OUTSIDE EDINBURGH If you’ve read my blog before you’ll know that I’m a body snatching historian, at least I think that’s what I’m called, and I LOVE all things related to this macabre topic.  I also believe there’s SO MUCH MORE to see in regards to body snatching history than the relics and stories… Continue reading 7 Alternative Body Snatching Sites Outside Of Edinburgh

Body Snatching | St Cuthbert’s Kirkyard, Edinburgh

Mention the watchtower and most people have probably finished with the graveyard’s darker links to the past, but there’s so much more than that if you care to step inside.

Finding William Burke: The Relics of A Murderer

Image | Execution of the William Burke| Wellcome Collection If you’re interested in the macabre story of the now infamous murderers Burke and Hare, you’ll know that William Burke is spread around Scotland, with a (tiny) little bit of him scattered in England. Following Burke’s execution at Edinburgh’s Lawnmarket in January 1829, little bits of… Continue reading Finding William Burke: The Relics of A Murderer