Edinburgh - Unnamed residence along Blackett Place
Late nineteenth century
This tall phantom female had a preference for the staircase and was blamed for an accident where someone fell (or was pushed?). Another ghost, a male which haunted the dining room, possessed an evil looking face.
Edinburgh - Vaults beneath South Bridge
Experiments carried out by Dr Richard Wiseman while investigating the alleged haunted vaults resulted in one participant being reduced to tears after hearing heavy breathing in an empty room. Another person reported seeing a ghostly figure in an apron walk past.
Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh.
Edinburgh - Victoria Terrace
A seaman forced to retire after a near fatal accident, Roy can still be heard dragging his crushed leg around the neighbourhood where he spent the last years of his life.
Edinburgh - Victorian house along Garscube Terrace
Unknown Ghost Type
A painter working in the bathroom heard footsteps and was suddenly struck by an electrical shock. He staggered towards the door, which opened itself to let him out. After he left the room, he burst into tears, not understanding why. A short time later he discovered that a young girl had committed suicide in the bathroom only three weeks earlier.
Edinburgh - Wardie Steps, Granton Road
A shadowy figure is reputed to haunt the steps, occasionally ringing the bars at the top.
Whistlebinkies Bar, Edinburgh.
Edinburgh - Whistlebinkies Bar (aka Whistle Binkies)
Wearing seventeenth century clothing, this long haired man is nicknamed The Watcher. A poltergeist-like entity, known as the 'Imp' stops clocks and plays with doors, while other people have reported a strange mist in the basement.
White Hart Inn, Edinburgh.
Edinburgh - White Hart Inn, Grassmarket
A shadowy figure materialises by the door behind the bar and walks down to the cellar. A pair of disembodied legs have also been reported in the cellar, while an unseen hand turns off the beer pumps.
Edinburgh - Woodhouse Lee (or Woodhouslee) ruins and meadow, on the outskirts of the city
Weather Dependent: Snowy nights
After her husband's castle was taken by force, Lady Hamilton was banished into the cold winter night without clothing - needless to say, she froze to death soon after. Her naked shade has been reported in the area, though it never leaves any prints in the fresh snow. Some say she holds the body of her dead child.
Edinburgh - Yew tree at the Manse, Colinton
This pallid spirit can sometimes be seen hiding behind the large tree.
Edinburgh - York Place
While working in one of the offices here, a witness could hear a young child humming a tune in the basement. The witness investigated but could find no one there.
Gifford - Yester Castle (ruins)
Legend - Old Nick
Still present, although only subterranean 'Goblin Hall remains'
Warlock Sir Hugo de Giffard is said to have made a pact with the Devil, and in return had an army of Hobgoblins build this castle for him. A staircase in the hall was filled with earth as it was believed it led straight to hell.
Gladhouse Reservoir - Area before it was flooded
It was said that the area was haunted by a couple murdered by an enraged farmer - his wife, and the young servant that she was caught sleeping with.
Haddington - Amisfield House (now ruins within Amisfield Park)
Sir James is said to have been murdered by his son, and the body thrown into the well. The area around the well is said to be haunted by the white spectral figure of Stanfield.
Haddington - Area around Nungate bridge
Lady Catherine Charteris, known as Kitty, has been named as the female form spotted in old fashioned clothing by the bridge.
Haddington - Garleton House (no longer standing, though foundations may remain)
Late eighteenth century
This ghostly figure was said to be desperate to find a volunteer who will listen to his story - no one has ever been found.
Haddington - St Mary's Church
This former duke is seen in the church and has been blamed for disturbing his own coffin in the crypt.
Inveresk - Routing Well (current status not known)
It was said that the well would wail before a storm, although even in the nineteenth century, it was acknowledged that the sound was caused by the wind during a storm, rather than prior to one.
Lasswade - River Esk
This figure reportedly walks alongside the river, his storm lamp swinging in the wind. One author named the figure as Thomas de Quincey.
Linlithgow - St Michael's church
This apparition, wearing blue and holding a staff, appeared before King James IV and warned him he would lose the Battle of Flodden.
Linlithgow - Alan Steel Asset Management
An elderly gentleman has been spotted by several of the workforce, and the company PA heard someone say 'Excuse me' while alone. The building was formally a dynamite factory where several people died in an explosion during the First World War.
Linlithgow - Boudon Hill, also known as Buden Hill
This is one of the locations named as the legendary battlefield of Mount Badon, where Arthur fought one of his most important battles.
Linlithgow - House of the Binns
A one-time owner of the building, General Dalyell has been seen on horseback on the estate. The seventeenth century commander may return to gloat over his constant poker victories, in which he even beat the Devil himself! A phantom monk has also been reported on site.
Linlithgow - Linlithgow Palace
Accompanied by a slight smell of perfume, this phantom lady in a white dress has on occasion been mistaken for a real person. Mary Queen of Scots is also reported to frequent the chapel, and Margaret Tudor haunts Queen Margaret's Bower.
A water sprite.
Linlithgow - River running through area
This malicious little entity is reported to lure the unwary into the water to drown.
Livingston - Dechmont Woods (a monument now marks the area)
9 November 1979, 10.30h
A forestry worker was attacked by 2 robotic creatures that resembled mines, with six protruding legs. They gave off a smell that knocked him out. Later, when the site was examined by police, they found evidence of a fight, and marks from the robot's 'legs'.