STORIES BY GRAEME JOHNCOCK

Commemorating The Battle of Largs

In the town of Largs on the Ayrshire coast, stands a strange monument poking 70 feet into the sky. This slender structure has become known affectionately as the Largs Pencil, built in 1912 to commemorate one of Scotland’s most pivotal events.

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The Legend of Rosslyn Chapel’s Apprentice Pillar

Packed full of ornate stone carvings and mysterious legends, Rosslyn Chapel is one of the most intriguing buildings in Scotland. Construction began in 1446, high up on a small hill overlooking Roslin Castle. Sir William Sinclair had grand plans to create an enormous, elaborate church that would be the envy of the Scottish nobility.

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The Burning of Corgarff Castle

Corgarff Castle might seem isolated and lonely in remote Strathdon, but this little tower guards a vital route between Aberdeenshire and Speyside. Instantly recognisable with its pure white, star shaped wall, the castle holds over 400 years of stories that are almost as wild as the landscape itself.

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Dumbarton Castle

The Siege of Dumbarton Rock

In 1954, the youths of Glasgow were gripped in a strange mania. Children of all ages were prowling around the city’s Necropolis with makeshift weapons hunting for the Gorbals Vampire.

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The Gorbals Vampire

In 1954, the youths of Glasgow were gripped in a strange mania. Children of all ages were prowling around the city’s Necropolis with makeshift weapons hunting for the Gorbals Vampire.

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