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Scotland’s history is full of spooky stories, ghoulish goings-on and magical mysteries.

Join Highlander husband-and-wife team, Kieran and Eilidh, as they dive into the myths and legends of their homeland once a week.

If you love learning about history, like settling in to listen to a good story, or just enjoy getting a little spooked, then this is the podcast for you.
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We finally got back behind the mics and read the spooky stories you guys sent us - thanks again, we had such a good time! If you have a spooky story you'd like us to share, you can send it to generallyspooky@gmail.com :)  We'd love to hear your thoughts so consider leaving us a review! :) You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode  You can watch the monthly vlog You get access to our Spook or Spoof series where we analyse/argue about ghost photos Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store Generally Spooky History Instagram Generally Spooky History Twitter Generally Spooky History TikTok
The finale is here! We continue on the spooky historical train, stopping off at new ghosts, new curses, and the man who signed the most outrageous contract... Enjoy! Check out the new Generally Spooky History merch We'd love to hear your thoughts so consider leaving us a review! :) You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode  You can watch the monthly vlog You get access to our Spook or Spoof series where we analyse/argue about ghost photos Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store Generally Spooky History Instagram Generally Spooky History Twitter Generally Spooky History TikTok
We're back for part two of Fyvie Castle.  This week we're keeping up the spooking and the history with some exciting tales for you. Here about a badass woman who confronted the Duke of Cumberland, and theories about the ghost who is said to walk the halls of Fyvie.  We featured a trailer from fellow Scottish Podcasters the Crime Divers! Be sure to check them out here. Enjoy! Check out the new Generally Spooky History merch We'd love to hear what you think so consider leaving us a review! :) You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode  You can watch the monthly vlog You get access to our Spook or Spoof series where we analyse/argue about ghost photos Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store Generally Spooky History Instagram Generally Spooky History Twitter Generally Spooky History TikTok
Halloween is almost here and we're keeping you in the spirit of the season with another spooky castle. This is part 1 of possibly 3 but we're changing up the structure and giving you the spooks at the end of each part.  So tune in to hear the wild history of Fyvie Castle, and find out why it's one of the most haunted castles we've ever talked about.  Enjoy! Check out the new Generally Spooky History merch We'd love to hear what you think so consider leaving us a review! :) You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode  You can watch the monthly vlog You get access to our Spook or Spoof series where we analyse/argue about ghost photos Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store Generally Spooky History Instagram Generally Spooky History Twitter Generally Spooky History TikTok  
Hot off the presses we have a spooky castle for you today! Crathes is regularly touted as the National Trust's most haunted location. For those of you who watched the September Vlog, you'll know we got to visit. And today, we're sharing the full story! Tune in for our oldest history yet, and the two ghostly ladies who are thought to haunt Crathes castle. Enjoy! Check out the new Generally Spooky History merch We'd love to hear what you think so consider leaving us a review! :) You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode  You can watch the monthly vlog You get access to our Spook or Spoof series where we analyse/argue about ghost photos Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store Generally Spooky History Instagram Generally Spooky History Twitter Generally Spooky History TikTok
I've only just reaised it's Friday the 13th today! What could be more fitting than a whole part dedicated to the spooks.  We made you wait but here it is! It's the spooky section of Pitmilly House. We hear all about the poltergeist, the many ghosts, and mysterious fires.   Eilidh is keeping true to her word on this being the spookiest season yet! Check out the new Generally Spooky History merch We'd  love to hear what you think so consider leaving us a review! :) You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode  You can watch the monthly vlog You get access to our Spook or Spoof series where we analyse/argue about ghost photos Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store Generally Spooky History Instagram Generally Spooky History Twitter Generally Spooky History TikTok
It's our first two-parter of the season! Join us to hear the history of Pitmilly House, the most haunted mansion that you've never heard of.  Be sure to let us know your thoughts, we love hearing what you think about episodes. We discuss a right royal scandal this week... do you think it was justified?  Check out the new Generally Spooky History merch We'd  love to hear what you think so consider leaving us a review! :) You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode  You can watch the monthly vlog You get access to our Spook or Spoof series where we analyse/argue about ghost photos Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store
We're keeping things spooky!  This week, Eilidh is telling us about the spooky and haunted Jeburgh Castle jail. It has a super interesting history but we spend almost as long talking about the spooky evidence that people have captured there. Amy's Crypt Video  Spirit UK photo  David Forrest Daily Record Photo  Border Telegraph boy selfie photo  We'd  love to hear what you think so consider leaving us a review! :) We also included a trailer for Wild For Scotland You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode  You can watch the monthly vlog You get access to our Spook or Spoof series where we analyse/argue about ghost photos Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store
Can you believe that it's Season 6? We're officially in spooky season now! This week, Kieran and I are talking about the intriguing and fascinating Pool House. We even got to visit for ourselves... and Kieran saw something... Let us know what you think in the comments, and let us know if you're excited to be here for Season 6!
Hey, thanks for stopping by! This is Generally Spooky History, where we take a deep dive into Scottish history and its spooky tales. You should know that we do things a little differently here. We do your usual podcast things: banter; have fun; complain about the patriarchy, but what we really love to do is take our time. We’re in no rush when it comes to a good story, and you don’t need to be either. So come and join us for a couple hours!  If hearing about the interesting, unbelievable and sometimes grisly parts of history is your jam, then you’ll fit right in and we’d love to have you. Thousands of others have listened and are already hooked. You don't want to miss out. Listen now. Much love, Kieran and Eilidh
Surprise! We have a bonus episode!   Eilidh sat down with Marti and Effie from Mums, Mysteries and Murder to have a good old natter. A blether, even...   They discuss unsolved mysteries, heebie jeebies and the Loch Ness Monster - who wouldn't want to chat about that?   Be sure to follow Marti and Effie over on their Instagram and if you haven't checked out their podcast, we highly recommend them. They're fab!   And Love it or hate it we'd love it if you would consider leaving us a review wherever you listen to this podcast. You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode and have a more casual chat.  You get access to our Spook or Spoof series where we analyse/argue about ghost photos Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store
IT'S THE SEASON 5 FINALE! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!   We're so excited to bring you the final part of our Edinburgh Castle epic. We've loved getting to chat with you about so much, and we feel really proud of this whole season.   Enjoy!   We featured a trailer from our friends at Mums Mysteries and Murders who we highly recommend you check out. And Love it or hate it we'd love it if you would consider leaving us a review wherever you listen to this podcast. You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode and have a more casual chat.  You get access to our Spook or Spoof series where we analyse/argue about ghost photos Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store
Hey, everybody! We're back with the third part of our Edinburgh Castle epic! This week we're talking about the Charles v Cromwell debacle, Jacobite Risings and some not very successful sieges... Hope you've been enjoying this last epic saga of the season. We featured a trailer from our friend Melissa from Skylark Bell who we highly recommend you check out. And Love it or hate it we'd love it if you would consider leaving us a review wherever you listen to this podcast. You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode and have a more casual chat.  You get access to our Spook or Spoof series where we analyse/argue about ghost photos Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store
Ready to hear about sieges, sieges and more sieges? Then this is the episode for you! We're carrying on the crazy history of Edinburgh Castle - the castle episode to beat all castle episodes!   Enjoy!   We featured a trailer from our friends at Nightcap Nebula who we highly recommend you check out. And Love it or hate it we'd love it if you would consider leaving us a review wherever you listen to this podcast. You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode and have a more casual chat.  You get access to our Spook or Spoof series where we analyse/argue about ghost photos Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store
Folks... it's finale time. We can't believe it's finally here, and this is our 50th main episode (not counting multiple parts)!  We begin the long and winding history of Edinburgh Castle - one of Scotland's most recognisable landmarks. It's basically the symbol for Scotland itself. We hope you enjoy it! Happy 50th episode, everybody! We featured a trailer from our friends at The Activity Continues who we highly recommend you check out. And Love it or hate it we'd love it if you would consider leaving us a review wherever you listen to this podcast. You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode and have a more casual chat.  You get access to our Spook or Spoof series where we analyse/argue about ghost photos Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store
Here's Part 2 of our Ballechin House saga, hope you're enjoying it. You'll be pleased to hear that Kieran has a fidget cube now, so pen fidgeting should be at a minimum... Enjoy! We featured a trailer from our friends at Spilling The Crime who we highly recommend you check out. And Love it or hate it we'd love it if you would consider leaving us a review wherever you listen to this podcast. You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode and have a more casual chat.  You get access to the book club where Eilidh is currently reading Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store
We're back with a very unusual kind of ghost story for you this week: the controversial haunting of Ballechin House. This week we set the scene: why was Ballechin House haunted? Why did the Society for Psychical Research get involved? And did Kieran really want to be a magician? Enjoy! We featured a trailer from Murder Road Trip who we highly recommend you check out. And Love it or hate it we'd love it if you would consider leaving us a review wherever you listen to this podcast. You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode and have a more casual chat.  You get access to the book club where Eilidh is currently reading Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store
Hope you're ready, it's our folklore episode of the season! Although this one is different to the others we've done before.   We're talking about the legend of King David and the White Stag. Did it really happen? What does it mean? Does Kieran have a spiritual connection with the White Stag without even knowing?   You'll have to listen to find out...   You can check out the La Belle Rebelle merch right here. We also featured a trailer from Horror Roulette who we highly recommend you check out. And Love it or hate it we'd love it if you would consider leaving us a review wherever you listen to this podcast. You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode and have a more casual chat.  You get access to the book club where Eilidh is currently reading Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store
This week we're taking a trip back to spooky town and sharing the story of the Lochmaben vampire!  But what's a good spooky story without some historical context so you'll get to hear the local history of Lochmaben Castle. Plus Eilidh brings up a paranormal expert we haven't talked about in a while... Enjoy! You can check out the La Belle Rebelle merch right here. We also featured a trailer from Haunted or Hoax who we highly recommend you check out. And Love it or hate it we'd love it if you would consider leaving us a review wherever you listen to this podcast. You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode and have a more casual chat.  You get access to the book club where Eilidh is currently reading Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store
Welcome back! This week we are finishing the Campbells of Inveraray saga. We are talking about a Very British Scandal, the many Dukes of Argyll, and Eilidh is sharing the spooks in and around Inveraray Castle. We hope you've enjoyed this absolutely epic tale and we look forward to bringing you a brand new episode next week! You can check out the La Belle Rebelle merch right here. We also featured a trailer from The Skylark Bell who we highly recommend you check out. And Love it or hate it we'd love it if you would consider leaving us a review wherever you listen to this podcast. You can also join us over on Patreon for loads of cool stuff: Get access to new ad-free episodes a day before anyone else  Gain access to the back catalogue of extra episodes already released and new episodes as soon as they're released You can listen to the weekly wee blether where we debrief the latest episode and have a more casual chat.  You get access to the book club where Eilidh is currently reading Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store
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