Generally Spooky Podcast Episodes

     

S4E10 - Mary King's Close - Scotland's Most Haunted Location

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The finale of season 4... It feels too soon!

This week we are talking about the infamous Mary King's Close, frequently referred to as the most haunted place in Scotland. We talk about a grisly murder, the horrors of the plague, and some of the more famous ghost sightings.

Plus Kieran tells us about his experience visiting the close when he was younger.

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  • You get access to the book club where Eilidh is currently reading the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Reading your Ghost Stories Part 2

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Happy Halloween!

We wanted to bring you a little something extra since it's the spookiest day of the year. We've been collecting YOUR ghost stories that you've been kind enough to send us and now it's time to share them.

You can listen using the player below, check us out on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyCastbox or YouTube. We are on most Podcast platforms just search for Generally Spooky.

We hope you enjoy! And if you did, consider leaving us a review.

If you'd like to be included next time then email your ghost story to generallyspooky@gmail.com.

Big thank you to everyone who sent in their stories. Here are a couple of links to the relevant people we talked about:

Chris from livebreathescotland.com

Natalie from the Folklore Forum Podcast

Rhiannon from Rhiannon Thomas Fine Art

Darren the Bearded Mentor

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S4E9 - The Wolf of Badenoch

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Hello again! 

This week Eilidh is telling us about the Wolf of Badenoch! The grandson of Robert the Bruce, Alexander Stewart, lead a reign of terror across the Highlands. 

But was he really as bad as people said he was?

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If you liked this podcast please consider leaving a review.

Or you can join the National Trust For Scotland through this link helping to protect and preserve Scotland. Plus you'll get free access to all the NTS properties around the country AND you'll support the podcast.

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  • 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 the Turn of The Screw by Henry James
  • Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store

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S4E8 - The Grey Man Of Ben Macdui

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Hello hello!

This week we're talking about the modern legend of the Grey Man of Ben Macdui. Eilidh retells the many encounters that have been reported of this strange presence that's been felt on Britain's second highest mountain.

We also discuss something we've never really discussed on the podcast before... Aliens!

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  • 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 the Turn of The Screw by Henry James
  • Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store

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S4E7.5 - Dunrobin Castle Part 2

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We're back with the eagerly anticipated part 2 of Dunrobin Castle.  Join us as we explore the castle's history right up to the modern day, finishing with Dunrobin's most famous ghost story. 

We have divorce, betrayal, and you'll hear how the nearby castle of spite came into existence...

Enjoy!

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If you liked this podcast please consider leaving a review.

You can also shop at the Feminist Apparel Company The Spark Company using this link And use code SPOOKYSPARK for 5% off.

Or you can join the National Trust For Scotland through this link helping to protect and preserve Scotland. Plus you'll get free access to all the NTS properties around the country AND you'll support the podcast.

You can order some delicious Bird and Blend Tea through this link. Use voucher code SPOOKTEA at checkout to receive a free sample pack of tea!

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 the Turn of The Screw by Henry James
  • Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store

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S4E7 - Dunrobin Castle - Part 1

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Hello again!

This week we're bringing you Part 1 of our mega-episode covering the exciting history of Dunrobin Castle. Come with us as we battle our way through 300 years of action-packed history!

The story of the Earls and Countesses of Sutherland defies description, so come and hear all about the riches, the power, the betrayal and clan feuds...

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  • 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 the Turn of The Screw by Henry James
  • Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store

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S4E6 - The Eerie Prisoners of Inveraray Jail

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Listen To Our Latest Episode - The Eerie Prisoners of Inveraray Jail

We're back again, here as always, to bring you this week's episode. This week it's Eilidh's turn to be sick but we are talking about Inveraray Jail.

Inveraray Jail was built in the early 1800s and was a truly horrendous place to be locked up in: horrible conditions, unfair sentences, and more than its fair share of jail breaks

Today, the Jail has garnered the reputation of one of Scotland's most haunted places, so listen in to find out if it's true!

You can listen using the player below, check us out on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyCastbox or YouTube. We are on most Podcast platforms just search for Generally Spooky.

If you'd like to support the podcast consider leaving a review.

If you liked this podcast please consider leaving a review.

You can order some delicious Bird and Blend Tea through this link. Use voucher code SPOOKTEA at checkout to receive a free sample pack of tea!

You can also shop at the Feminist Apparel Company The Spark Company using this link And use code SPOOKYSPARK for 5% off.

Or you can join the National Trust For Scotland through this link helping to protect and preserve Scotland. Plus you'll get free access to all the NTS properties around the country AND you'll support the 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 the Turn of The Screw by Henry James
  • Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store

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S4E6 - Leith Hall - A Haunted Legacy

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This week we're talking about the Leith-Hay family and the home they held for nearly 400 years. We're talking murder, we're talking ghosts and we're even talking about Scotland's dark colonial history.

You're not going to want to miss this one!

Enjoy the episode!

You can listen using the player below, check us out on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyCastbox or YouTube. We are on most Podcast platforms just search for Generally Spooky.

If you'd like to support the podcast consider leaving a review.

If you liked this podcast please consider leaving a review.

You can order some delicious Bird and Blend Tea through this link. Use voucher code SPOOKTEA at checkout to receive a free sample pack of tea!

You can also shop at the Feminist Apparel Company The Spark Company using this link And use code SPOOKYSPARK for 5% off.

Or you can join the National Trust For Scotland through this link helping to protect and preserve Scotland. Plus you'll get free access to all the NTS properties around the country AND you'll support the 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 the Turn of The Screw by Henry James
  • Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store

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S4E4 - Hugh Miller - Folklorist & Geologist

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This week Eilidh is telling us about Hugh Miller, the Scottish geologist and folklorist.

Hugh Miller grew up in Cromarty - in our local area - in the 1800s, documenting both geological happenings and spooky goings on during his time there...

Enjoy the episode!

You can listen using the player below, check us out on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyCastbox or YouTube. We are on most Podcast platforms just search for Generally Spooky.

If you'd like to support the podcast consider leaving a review.

If you liked this podcast please consider leaving a review.

You can order some delicious Bird and Blend Tea through this link. Use voucher code SPOOKTEA at checkout to receive a free sample pack of tea!

You can also shop at the Feminist Apparel Company The Spark Company using this link Anduse code SPOOKYSPARK for 5% off.

Or you can join the National Trust For Scotland through this link helping to protect and preserve Scotland. Plus you'll get free access to all the NTS properties around the country AND you'll support the 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 the Turn of The Screw by Henry James
  • Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store

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S4E3 - The Black Dinner - A Royal Betrayal

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The Black Dinner is a gruesome story full of betrayal, and, yes, we are once again back to King James I.

The Black Dinner also inspired a storyline in Game of Thrones, can you guess which one? We tell you at the end.

Hold on to your hats and enjoy the episode!

You can listen using the player below, check us out on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyCastbox or YouTube. We are on most Podcast platforms just search for Generally Spooky.

If you'd like to support the podcast consider leaving a review.

You can also shop at the Feminist Apparel Company The Spark Company using this link.

Or you can join the National Trust For Scotland through this link helping to protect and preserve Scotland. Plus you'll get free access to all the NTS properties around the country AND you'll support the 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 the Turn of The Screw by Henry James
  • Plus 10% off merch in our Merch Store

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