Gairnshiel Lodge, Ballater
This lodge was once used as a hunting lodge by Queen Victoria, now a hotel, Gairnshiel is alleged to be haunted by by the apparition of an old woman. The old Military Road which runs past the building is believed to be subject to activity as well, manifestations include the sound of feet, horses, carts and the sound of marching men.
Glasgow, Blytheswood Square,
A family living in a house in Blytheswood Square reported being witness to a ghostly murder, over a short period of time there were a few sightings of a beautiful woman drowning a man in the bath. At other times the bathroom door would be found closed and when trying to enter, the door appeared to be locked and the sounds of voices and the thrashing of water could be heard coming from inside the bathroom. What was even stranger was that on later inspection the door would be found to be open, no one present and the inside of the bath to be dry. Other manifestations in the house included the sounds of footsteps racing up the stair then the sound of a door closing, this family moved out soon after
Glasgow, Duke Street, Private House,
Several unexplainable events have been recorded in this building, manifestations have included the sight of a shadow that approached the witness with its arms in the air , the witness recorded that it appeared that the shadow had a hand missing and there have been sightings of a phantom dog that played with children in the area near the house.
Glasgow, Hillhead Underground Station,
For many years now there have been strange witnessed sightings by workmen and staff of a beautiful lady in an evening dress take a lonely walk along the platform at Hillhead Station. Nobody knows who she is or where she goes. Over the years Underground workers have seen this beautiful apparation and heard her singing happily at the top of her voice, then to suddenly disappear around the area into one of the dark tunnels.
Gartloch Hospital, Gartcosh,
This Hospital now closed, is reputed to be haunted by the appartion of a woman dressed in black. Her spectre was regularly seen at the top of a stair in Ward 1 and she would appear to walk through a sealed door. When the ghost was witnessed the temperature was said to drop.
Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Castle Street
This hospital dating from 1792, stands on the site of Glasgow Castle, the bishops residence. In the grounds of the hospital, a stone marks the site of the old castle. The surgical block is reputed to be haunted by a 'Green Lady', it is believed that she is a nun who tragically fell to her death down a stairwell while trying to prevent a patient commit suicide. Her ghost is said to be very helpful, and has been witneesed by staff and patients on a number of occasions. Another manifestation at the Royal takes on the shape of a 'Grey Lady', her ghost is reputed to wander silently down some of the hospital corridors in the old wing.
Glasgow, Radio Clyde Studio
The radio station has closed down Studio number three due to an alleged entity that left deep scratch marks on the arm of one of the guests, the entity has also been blamed for technical failure in the studio and staff working at Clyde had reported strange noises and rapid temperature fluctuations. Bosses at Radio Clyde have planned to turn the studio back into a storeroom and build a new facility elsewhere.
Glasgow, Shields Road Underground Station
There have been numerous reported sightings of a woman who appears on the platform and also on the area of the track at the station. It is believed that this apparition is of a woman who in the mid twenties committed suicide by jumping of the platform as the train pulled into the station.
Glencoe, Fort William
The site of the infamous massacre in 1692, executed by government forces under Campbell of Glenlyon. Thirty eight members of the MacDonalds were slaughtered by men from the garrison at Fort William. The glen is reported to be haunted by ghosts of the slaughtered MacDonalds.
An apparition of a lady with a face, heavily scarred by fire, has been seen in the area of the Grassmarket. It is believed she and her brother were killed by the local authorities for sex crimes. Other manifestations on the Grassmarket include reports of a phantom coach being pulled by a team of six horses, shadowy figures and the ghostly activity in the White Hart Inn which is Edinburgh's oldest pub. The Ghost Club investigated the White Hart Inn in 2004 and you can read a copy of the report on the investigation by clicking here: www.ghostclub.org.uk/whitehart.htm
Gretna Green, A75,Dumfries and Galloway
In October, 1957, Hugh Watson Reid, an experienced lorry driver from Livingstone in West Lothian, was driving his articulated vehicle with a 32 ton load towards Carlisle. In a fully detailed letter, to ghost hunter Andrew Green, Hugh admitted the night was misty, and said that visibility was not all that bad at approximately 40 feet. He emphasised the fact that he was neither religious nor imaginative, and despite his experience, still found ghosts unbelievable. Just as he reached a left-hand bend in the road, near Sark Bridge, at the junction with the A75 to Annan, a middle-aged couple walked in front of his lorry. he slammed on the footbrake and the 'dead man' to brake the trailer and switched on the hazard warning lights.
Outraged at their gross stupidity, he jumped from his cabin intending to provide them with some good advice about walking aimlessly across a main road at 10.45 pm. However, as soon as he reached the road he realised the weird-dressed pair had vanished. The man was wearing a `High Tile Hat, short double breasted jacket and tight trousers, whilst his companion was in a crinoline ankle length gown and a large hat of the sun bonnet type`. This is not the sort of clothing one would expect a couple to be wearing in October in the 1950`s. They could not have jumped clear of the vehicle in time for they were strolling across the road, quite casually arm-in-arm. For a second Hugh feared they might be under his cabin, but, thankfully, there was no sign. An extremely thick and impenetrable hedge borders the road at the spot and nothing other than a heavy vehicle could break through that.
Hugh drove to Carlisle that night, more than a little disturbed by his experience. However, he was to learn, months later that he had not been the only witness to the sudden and potentially dangerous manifestation. Other night drivers have experienced an identical incident at the same spot. Perhaps that driver is the owner of a ghostly car which also travels the same road at night with dipped headlights, and then suddenly disappears. One couple and their two children were nearly killed when this phantom vehicle seemed to drive straight at them before vanishing, as they landed in the ditch. Local police, were frequently called upon to investigate reports of the dangerous and maniacal driving of the vanishing car, and they stated that there is no question of reflection from a driver's own headlights and they were still unable to offer any rational explanation for the haunting, except accepting that it existed. Other sightings have included a girl who appears in front of traffic and the drivers think they have hit her only to discover no sign of anyone when they get out their cars, a phantom furniture van, animals which fly towards the vehicles and an old lady.
Hawkhead Hospital, Paisley, Renfrew
Built in 1932-5 as an infectious diseases hospital, Hawkhead, is said to be haunted by a 'Grey Lady'. The ghost is believed to be a ward sister who was murdered by one of the patients.
Holyroodhouse, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
This fine palace, set around a courtyard, and the official residence of the Monarch in Scotland is said to be haunted by a 'Grey Lady'. The apparition is believed to be the spirit of one of Mary, Queen of Scots companions. Her ghost has been witnessed in the Queens Audience Chamber and Ghostly footsteps are said to haunt the long gallery.
Hunter's Tryst, Oxgangs, Edinburgh
An old coaching inn, Hunter's Tryst, is reputed to be haunted by a 'White Lady' and her apparition has been seen on a regularly.
Killiecrankie, Pitlochry, Perthshire
The battlefield of Killicrankie is alleged to be haunted and manifestations include a red glow that covers the area on the anniversary of the battle, phantom soldiers and strange sounds.
Kinneil House, Bo'ness, West Lothian
This fine mansion dating from the 16th century is said to be haunted by a young lady. As legend has it the lady was the wife of a Roundhead Officer from Cromwells army. Through being homesick she tried to escape a few times. In despair she threw herself from the window of an upper chamber and landed 200 feet below. Her screams are still said to be heard on dark winter nights.
Kiwi Lodge Hotel, Fenwick, Ayrshire
Seen here by several guests, including Pianist Helen Blanchfield from New Zealand, and the owners daughter Anne Eadie is the phantom of a man who seems to prefer the restaurant and a certain bedroom in which to make his appearances. Helen was playing the piano in the restaurant one evening in March 1977, when she heard floorboards creaking behind her. She turned and saw the figure of a man standing silently as if watching her. The shape disappeared as she greeted him. It was Anne who witnessed the apparition standing at the end of her bed. As she switched on the main light it vanished. The owner of the hotel, an airline pilot, admitted that one area of the restaurant always remains `deathly cold` despite double glazing and a large log fire.
Kylesku Hotel, Kylesku, Highlands
This hotel is said to be haunted by the ghost of a fisherman. It is believed that during a party which was held in the attic, above the bar, a group of villagers where all enjoying themselves as the sabbath was approaching. As it was time to draw the party to a close, two fisherman, father and son, ended up in a brawl. The father tumbled down the ladder from the attic and broke his neck. Before he died he is said to have cursed his son, saying he would return to get his revenge. Shortly after this the son was recorded to have been killed at sea and an apparition is said to appear on the anniversary of his death. Staff to this day say that he still makes his presence known.
Canthill Road, Kirk of Shotts
In the late 1990's a very scared female driver reported that she had hit a man who appeared to have walked out of the mist and in front of her car - she tried to brake,but hit him and he had bounced over the car, and in her rear view mirror she watched him land on his feet on the other side. When she climbed out to see if he was okay, the figure completely vanished. Around the same time there were several other witnesses who claimed to have encountered the same ghost, though they had been on foot at the time. There was no possible explanation given for this alleged manifestation.
Learmonth Gardens, Edinburgh
Learmonth Gardens sits in the respectable area of Comely Bank in the north of Edinburgh. In the mid 1930's one of these houses ended up with a very disturbing history and many people were extremely frightened to enter the building. The house at the time was occupied by Sir Alexander Seton and his family. Sir Alexander took his family on a trip to Egypt and brought back an item that would create tremendous fear. While in Egypt Sir Alexander and his family visited the Temple of Luxor and although it was illegal to remove any exhibits, Lady Seton found a small bone and decided to keep it as a momento and on returning to Learmonth Gardens placed the bone in a glass case in the dining room. Shortly after this the family became aware of disturbances which seemed to be happening in the house. Crashing sounds were often heard and there were numerous reports of the furniture being moved around in various rooms, also various ornaments were found smashed in rooms that had lain empty. Shortly after this Lady Seton became ill with a mysterious infection and again many times the family were troubled with these loud inexplicable crashes all around the house. One of the most frightening experiences was the manifestation of a ghostly figure in long robes which appeared to various members of family and friends.
A friend of Sir Alexander was very interested in the bone and had it removed from Learmonth Gardens and transferred to his home. Immediately when this happened the reports of the figure in robes disappeared from Learmonth Gardens, only to been at the home of his friend. Word started to spread and very quickly the Edinburgh Newspapers were flashing headlines of "Curse of the Pharaoh". When the bone was returned to Sir Alexander's home the strange happenings started all over again and this time Sir Alexander became unwell, realising that the bone may be cursed, Sir Alexander Seton passed the bone onto a friend who was a priest. The bone was exorcised and then burnt and no more reports of activity were reported by the Seton family.
Learmonth Hotel, Learmonth Terrace, Edinburgh
The hotel is said to be haunted by a poltergeist. Doors reputedly open and close and can seem to unlock themselves. Items of electrical equipment, such as kettles and hairdryers are reputed to switch themselves on and off. Other manifestations include whistling heard in empty corridors and the feeling of someone passing when clearly no one is there.
Leith Hall, Aberdeenshire
Leith Hall is a courtyard mansion and is now the property of the National Trust for Scotland. In 1968 guests reported strange manifestations in their bedroom, including sounds of a woman's laughter and the noise of a party in full swing. Other activity include sightings of an apparition of a man with a bandaged head who is believed to be John Leith who died in 1763.