Auld Reekie to stage Halloween Horrors

BY KYLE McCAIG

Halloween Celebrations in EdinburghHallowe’en Celebrations in Edinburgh (www.thedungeons.com)

Edinburgh is to play host to several Hallowe’en events this year, including record breaking attempts at the city’s famous dungeons.

Scotland’s year long homecoming celebrations are to continue through Hallowe’en with a bumper pack of events in Scotland’s capital. The events will kick-off this coming Sunday, the 18th of October, and will run until the 2nd November.

Event highlights include 2 record breaking attempts at the Edinburgh Dungeons, a ghost hunt night vigil and supernatural history tours.

Councillor Jenny Dawe will be involved in the dungeons hallowe’en celebrations, acting as adjudicator for their attempt at breaking the world record for most faces painted in an hour.

Organisers are keen to use “eerie” Edinburgh’s past as a backdrop for the ghostly celebrations, with a press release reminding revellers of the city’s ghoulish past, including famous body snatchers Burke and Hare and Robert Louis Stevenson creations Jekyll and Hyde.

“Auld Reekie is filled with fabulously frightening festivities this Halloween” – Minty Woolgar, Visit Scotland

Other festive celebrations are planned around the city and in surrounding areas. The annual Celtic procession along the Royal Mile – The Beltane – will continue this year and a “grizzly ghost hunt” will take place at “Scotland’s infamous haunted house” in Midlothian, Vogrie Country House.

Edinburgh residents are said to be excited by this years upcoming events, with one member of the public stating

“This years events look exciting, the world record attempts and ghostly tours are fun for everyone and should make the homecoming halloween in Edinburgh one of the best yet”