Edinburgh's Old Town vaults

Edinburgh's Old Town vaults

Edinburgh's answer to Mulder and Scully

Parapsychologist Caroline Watt investigates the unexplained from her Edinburgh University lab.

Some Close encounters

SPOOKY guided tours are to be launched at an underground visitor attraction to mark Halloween.

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Tron Kirk restaurant plan anger

CONTROVERSIAL plans to turn a historic Old Town church into a plush new restaurant have attracted more than 300 letters of protest.

Nothing spooky about tourist spot's award win

ONE of the Capital's spookiest attractions has been awarded a top industry accolade.

Close to having ghostly evening

STORIES of headless horsemen . . . wandering spectres . . . foul apparitions . . . everyone likes to be scared by tales of the unexpected and the paranormal.

Ghost hunters to gather at haunted close

A PARANORMAL conference is to take place in one of Edinburgh's most haunted locations.

Ghost hunters ready for close encounter

OVERNIGHT vigils in one of the Capital's creepiest places are to be held as part of the city's annual ghost festival. Mary King's Close, the 17th century labyrinth below the City Chambers, is to be opened up from midnight to 6am to play host to private adult-only investigations.

Festive Close encounters

CHRISTMAS tours of the historic Mary King's Close are set to give people a glimpse of how the festive season used to be celebrated in the Capital, with costumed guides taking visitors on a festive-themed tour.

City vaults for ghostly vigil on Hallowe'en

SPIRITUAL mediums are to escort 13 brave members of the public into one of Edinburgh's most haunted places for an overnight vigil on Hallowe'en.

Ghost-hunters left in the dark by TV show that never happened

VOLUNTEERS who took part in a TV ghost-hunt in one of the Capital's most haunted places claim they've been duped.

Investigators to delve into ghostly close

NEW paranormal investigations are to be carried out in Mary King's Close.

A night in Edinburgh's haunted undercity

"Are you a sceptic?" asks the tour guide in the stone lobby, opening the door to Edinburgh’s infamous underground vaults.

Ghost girl's goodwill cash goes to sick

TOURISTS' donations to famous Edinburgh ghost girl Annie at the spooky visitors attraction Mary King's Close will be used to help real-life children recover from illnesses.

Procession relives city's dark history

A GHOSTLY torchlit procession will take to the city streets tomorrow in a celebration of the very first Mary King's Ghost Fest.

Ghostly close encounters in the spotlight

AN experiment to investigate the alleged haunting of Mary King’s Close was being launched today.

The ghosts of Mary King's Close

THE DARK, claustrophobic streets running off the Royal Mile lead away from the light and downhill into the shadows. These half-forgotten reminders of Edinburgh’s insanitary past provide a perfect setting for a suitably spooky atmosphere. Largely built upon the ruins of centuries gone by, it is not just those of a sensitive nature who feel a certain frisson when they walk past.

Festival aims to scare up ghosts in Close

IT is reputed to be one of the most haunted places in Scotland, drawing thousands of amateur ghost-hunters into its dark tunnels every year.

Night in old haunt won't be so Jolly for Miss UK

MISS UK, Nicola Jolly, is to spend the night roughing it on the damp stone floors of the vaults beneath the streets of Edinburgh.

Opportunity Knox after historic find in city centre

HISTORIANS are waiting with interest to see the contents of three time capsules buried 150 years ago in the Royal Mile.

Mary King's Close packs in visitors

A NEW Edinburgh tourist attraction has seen 70,000 visitors in its first six months.

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