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The Last High Court Trial at Inveraray

The Judge 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 early...

Posted on 04 Nov 2009

Helen”s Crime featured on TV!

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...

Posted on 10 Aug 2009

Visitors flock to meet the Birdman of Inveraray Jail

Bird-man of Inveraray Jail ‘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...

Posted on 31 Jul 2009

Is Inveraray Jail Haunted?

Is this a Ghost? 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...

Posted on 31 Jul 2009

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

Ghostly experiences 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...

Posted on 31 Jul 2009

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

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...

Posted on 31 Jul 2009

New Inveraray Jail Blog

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.

Posted on 31 Jul 2009

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