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Explore Edinburgh with award-winning storytellers as they shine a light on the truth behind the witch craze and trials that swept across Scotland and beyond like a fever centuries ago.
The History of Scotland’s Witches Accused, tried, and tortured. Step into the past and bear witness to the truth about Scotland’s ‘witches’ following their tragic last steps on this five-star Edinburgh history tour.
Persecution of the weak, the wise and skilled? Roused by fear and envy? Inflamed by religious zeal? You’re invited to listen carefully and perhaps think again…
You’ll be transported back to a dark time ruled by a crazed king and his obsession with the dark arts, ‘otherworldly phenomenon’.
Join us to walk the cobbled paths of Edinburgh’s Old Town and its centuries-old closes, reach Edinburgh Castle esplanade the site where hundreds burned at the stake.
Witches of Edinburgh Hunted and hanged. Around 2,500 people were executed for witchcraft in Scotland across two centuries. Agnes, Geilis, Janet, John… Learn names and hear stories of some of the women, and men, accused of sorcery. Alleged psychics, hexers, and communicators with the devil coerced into confession.
Our stories will begin with the accusations, then the trials and lead to the tragic fate suffered by many. History and Hysteria: Their Trials and Truth Told There was no justice in court, nor truth in tribunals for accused ‘witches’.
On this tour, our award-winning Storytellers shine a light on the truth behind the trials and the real reasons behind the witch crazes that swept like a fever for centuries, across Scotland and beyond.