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The Devil's Mark comes to Dirleton Castle

26 July 2011

                            The Devil's Mark

Come along to Dirleton Castle on Sunday 7th August, from 12 noon until 4:00 pm and meet the infamous witch-finder John Kincaid on his search to root out heresy. Witness the trial of a local witch, find out about the questionable methods and tools used to identify witches and see the brutal results of a guilty verdict.  

Alison Stalker, Events Assistant, Historic Scotland  said: “East Lothian was embroiled in a series of witch trials in the 17th century.  Superstition and mistrust resulted in widespread accusations of people being in league with the devil.  Discover all about this fascinating, yet horribly brutal  period in Scottish history at Dirleton Castle, one of the oldest surviving castles in Scotland.”

The cost of the event is included in the price of admission: Adult £5  Concession £4 Child £3.  Free to Historic Scotland members.

Notes for editors

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.



For further information


Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866
jennifer.johnstonwatt@scotland.gsi.gov.uk