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A mythic descent: fish drops from Heaven

Fell from the sky! Prison warder Adam Trela witnessed an unusual fish, 60cm long, fall from the sky this morning (1st June) into the grounds of the Jail. It is assumed to have been dropped by a sea bird. Alex Blackman, manager of the neighbouring Sea Life Sanctuary in Oban, identified the fish as a red bandfish...

Posted on 02 Jun 2010

Sponsored Lock-In for Pipe Band at Inveraray Jail

With a view to raising funds for the band, 15 brave people from Inveraray & District’s Grade 1 band agreed to spend the night in the reputedly very haunted Inveraray Jail. T.V.s “Most Haunted” programme had visited the Jail previously and the experts had encountered a great deal of ghostly...

Posted on 27 May 2010

Inveraray Jail’s Got Talent!

The Jail has begun its search for budding actors as the Inveraray Jail School Competition gets underway. Matron and Prisoner The prison matron and one of the jail’s prisoners will escape for five days across the next two weeks to embark on an exciting school roadshow. The two jail guides, who will also be...

Posted on 21 May 2010

Inveraray Jail Break Race: First Place Females Dominate 6.5km Race Records

Raring to go?! On Sunday 9th May 2010, keen runners fled from prison as the Inveraray Jail Break race returned to Argyll for a second year. First place male category winners failed to beat last year’s records whilst all three first place female category winners beat the records. The warder rings the...

Posted on 10 May 2010

Visitors to Scotland’s Favourite Jail Help Predict Election

Inveraray Jail, a 19th century prison, museum and popular visitor attraction in Argyll, is running an election opinion poll in a quest to predict who the winning party will be. Voting forms are currently on display throughout the jail showing images of the party leaders behind bars, including Gordon Brown, David...

Posted on 20 Apr 2010

A mythic descent: fish drops from Heaven

Fell from the sky! Prison warder Adam Trela witnessed an unusual fish, 60cm long, fall from the sky this morning (1st June) into the grounds of the Jail. It is assumed to have been dropped by a sea bird. Alex Blackman, manager of the neighbouring Sea Life Sanctuary in Oban, identified the fish as a red bandfish...

Posted on 06 Feb 2010

The People of Scotland’s Favourite Jail: Past, Present and In Spirit

The people who occupied Inveraray Jail in the mid 19th century, the Governors, warders, matrons and prisoners, are all brought back to life today by costumed characters who roam this historic centre. Basing their characters on factual prisoner records retained by the courthouse after its closure in 1889, the Jail is...

Posted on 28 Jan 2010

Spirit presence ‘felt’ at historic Scots prison

On the alert! 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...

Posted on 18 Dec 2009

How Paranormal Activity is really caught on Camera

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...

Posted on 02 Dec 2009

What can you do with your Jail pictures?!

Inveraray Jail 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...

Posted on 08 Nov 2009

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