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Spirit presence ‘felt’ at historic Scots prison

18 December 2009

A psychic medium was said to have picked up a spiritual presence during a real-life ghost hunt at Argyll’s 19th century courthouse and prison, Inveraray Jail, at the weekend. More than 6,000 men, women and children were tried and served sentences in the jail between 1820 and 1889. Today, it is a popular visitor attraction… Read More

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How Paranormal Activity is really caught on Camera

02 December 2009

The release of movie box office sensation Paranormal Activity in the UK last week will have brought many superstitious imaginations to life.  Sparking questions on whether ghosts exist, a Scottish landmark in the heart of Argyll offers the opportunity to see how ghosts are really caught on camera. Ghost Hunting events open to the public… Read More

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What can you do with your Jail pictures?!

08 November 2009

Michele Garner, a recent visitor to the Jail put together a wonderful music video using pictures and film she took during her visit.  Her rendition of  ”I”m Just Here to get my Baby Out of Jail”  is very good and, in my opinion, better than the original. The video can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8XC1mujhAs. So… Read More

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The Last High Court Trial at Inveraray

04 November 2009

The High Court of Justiciary is the supreme criminal court in the country and it deals with all serious crimes, including murder and rape, and other cases which by reason of the potential length of the sentence in the event of a conviction are too serious to be disposed of in the Sheriff Court.  From… Read More

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Helen”s Crime featured on TV!

10 August 2009

After nearly 175 years since she was sentenced at Inveraray Jail, Helen Mackintosh’s crime is featured on television. Helen’s story is one of three TV adverts on STV this summer. The ads are all themed around the many interesting and varied stories visitors discover when visiting the Courtroom and Prisons at Inveraray. All three adverts… Read More

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Visitors flock to meet the Birdman of Inveraray Jail

31 July 2009

‘Doing bird’ at Inveraray Jail has taken on a new meaning with the latest breed of inmates literally flocking to get in. Scotland’s only living 19 century prison has a number of new residents after one of its ancient cells became home to a family of pigeons. Some of the birds have become so friendly… Read More

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Is Inveraray Jail Haunted?

31 July 2009

A snapshot taken by a visitor to Inveraray Jail in Argyll has fuelled debate over whether the almost 200-year-old year old court house and prison is haunted. The jail, which is recognized as one of the spookiest places in Scotland, is a popular destination for paranormal investigators, including the team for tv’s Most Haunted, who… Read More

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A booming interest in death is breathing new life into old haunts.

31 July 2009

A booming interest in death is breathing new life into old haunts. The search for ghosts and all things paranormal has created a multi-billion pound industry with more than 60 per cent of people admitting they believe in the spirit world. Where once hotels, visitor attractions and retailers would never admit to having a ghost… Read More

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Two of the world”s most notorious serial killers found at the Jail

31 July 2009

An early Spring clean at Inveraray Jail has recovered a host of macabre artefacts languishing inside the prison voted one of the spookiest places in Scotland. The life and death masks of notorious murderers Burke and Hare along with a genuine hangman’s noose were found lurking in an old store room sparking a mystery as… Read More

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New Inveraray Jail Blog

31 July 2009

Welcome to the new blog. We look forward to bringing you regular updates and insights into the life of Inveraray Jail.  Both as a popular visitor attraction and also as an important Trustee of Scotland”s prison heritage.

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