Samhain Festival

Samhain is usually celebrated at sunset on the 31st of October. It is the traditional Celtic festival marking the coming of winter and the “darker half” of the year. Many rituals associated with Samhain have been carried down the years and co-opted by other religions or events. Samhain was believed to be a “liminal” time…

Ghost Stories of Central Scotland

With dark nights and the cold in the air, there’s no better time to share ghost stories.  The Green Lady of Stirling Castle A former servant of Mary Queen of Scots this woman has been wandering the corridors of Stirling Castle since her untimely death centuries ago. One night the curtains of Mary’s four-poster bed…

Heavy Metal at the Engine Shed

The Engine Shed is Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre, based in Stirling. Run by Historic Environment Scotland, it serves as a central hub for building and conservation professionals and the general public. Scotland’s historic built environment is a finite and unique resource, yet its care calls for conservation skills that are in short supply. This…