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Waking The Witch

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October 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

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The dark days of the witch trials left a powerful mark on the town of Dumfries… At the height of the persecutions, at least 78 people were accused of witchcraft, with many more affected in the wider region.

Join award-winning storytellers, Mostly Ghostly, as they reawaken a collection of historical, thought-provoking accounts, through layers of rich narrative and first-hand dramatisations, exploring cases of alleged witchcraft and their devastating human consequences…

The launch of our new tour at the 2023 Wild Goose Festival, features a special evening visit to Dumfries Museum and the Old Bridge House Museum, where guests will have the opportunity to view intriguing artefacts connected to the witch-hunting era, and consider the impact of key historical events that occurred in view of the Old Bridge, including a haunting account of five women transferred to Kirkcudbright to await trial, where they would be imprisoned in the ‘dark dungeon’ of Kirkcudbright Tolbooth…


Age Guide: 12 years and above
Mobility restricted – please contact the team for more info
Please wear practical footwear

The walk will adhere to current Covid-safety guidelines – a short briefing will take place before the walk commences.
Enquiries: 07791 047835 –

The Observatory, Rotchell Road, Dumfries
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Dumfries Museum, The Observatory, Rotchell Road
Dumfries, DG2 7SW
Events Details
Date :
27 October 2023
Time :
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost :
£12 – £40
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