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Ghostly goings-on at Linlithgow Palace

2 October 2008

Historic Scotland invites you to step into the shadows of the 1700s and join our guides as they lead you through the dark ruins of Linlithgow Palace.

For two nights in November the Alba Adventure Company will take you on a ghostly journey through the dark and lonely relics of Linlithgow Palace, telling ghostly tales of Scotland’s murky past.

Sandra Scott, Events and Filming Assistant, said:

“Linlithgow Palace is a place of many mysterious legends. This is a superb chance to hear them told by one of the greatest story-tellers of all time. And it will be all the more thrilling because the ghost tour takes place when the Palace is shrouded in darkness, long after the day visitors have left and when everywhere is normally locked and bolted for the night."

The tour is not recommended for the faint-hearted or for young children.  Please wrap up warm and come prepared for the Scottish weather.

Tickets for 'Linlithgow Palace Ghost Tour' are £8.50 discounted rates are available for members of Historic Scotland. Tickets are available from The Hub on 0131 473 2000. Tours are at 7.30pm and 9.15pm on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 November 2008.

NOTES TO EDITORS

  • Linlithgow Palace is in Linlithgow off the M9.

  • The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived at the Palace. Numerous renovations to the palace’s grand facades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace.

  • Historic Scotland has 345 outstanding historic properties and sites in its care. These include some of the leading tourism attractions in the country, including Edinburgh, Stirling, and Urquhart Castles, Fort George, Linlithgow Palace, the Border Abbeys, and Skara Brae.



For further information


Laura Varney
PR Executive
Marketing and Media
0131 668 8959
laura.varney@scotland.gsi.gov.uk