CASTLEGATE: THE BLACK KALENDAR

An old route revived! Learn of the horrors which occurred around Aberdeen's old medieval marketplace beginning at Old Blackfriars, once a merchant's house where the dastardly folk involved in child slavery hid their kidnap victims, and including many tales from Aberdeen's Black Kalendar, the city's list of court proceedings over several centuries.


  • the gory execution of John Gordon, the wayward son of the Earl of Huntly.
  • the scuffle outside Pitfodels' Lodging which lead to the death of Adam Gordon of Haddo, the fatal blow struck by John, the Master of Forbes
  • the poor unfortunates who suffered at Aberdeen's Whipping Stane
  • awful executions at the Tolbooth
  • the brutal slaying of John Sampson, the Black Drummer at Maggie Creek's Brothel in Justice Port
  • the shameful tale of Aberdeen's witch burnings of 1596/97


and many more.


Meet in the cosy surroundings of Old Blackfriars, aka Freeland's Bar, downstairs by the main bar

Duration, approx 2hrs

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