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Welcome to Scottish Witches

In 1563, Scotland enacted a new Witchcraft Act, ushering in a captivating yet chilling period where reality and superstition became intertwined.


Through historical research the site will shed light on the fears, beliefs, and events that led to almost two centuries of persecution with shocking outcomes.


The implications of the Witchcraft Act on the general population will be revealed by uncovering the details of the trials including the methods used to obtain a confession and the horrifying fate that awaited those convicted.


Misconceptions surrounding the trials will be dispelled and the lasting mark left on Scotland will be explored along with many of the memorials placed across the country as well as more recent steps taken to acknowledge and learn from this tragic period of history.

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