Well lovely listeners, we've had quite the break! But we are back with a super jam packed episode!
And before you listen or watch, be sure to scroll down to see the extra tid bits and videos that were taken while we were all three together! You can actually SEE Ginger interacting with these spirits!
This may be 1.5 hours long but its 1.5 hours FULL of real life ghost stories from our recent trip to Scotland! Karen and Ginger joined Lucy in her homeland and we stayed at Wardhill Castle for a week. Ginger is our special ghost whisperer!! In this episode she tells us all about the castle ghosts that she encountered!
If you'd fancy hanging with use "in person" you can watch the YouTube version as well!!
Here's the little 3 minute video I took of Ginger while we were in the Gold Room - simply incredible!!!
And here's another!
If you're not familiar with Wardhill Castle, it's actually the home of the Leslie family and has been in their family for 900 years!
You may be more familiar with the Leslie family than you realize! Their daughter, Rose, is a famous movie actress!
When we were there in June of 2022 (when this video was recorded) Rose landed the cover of Bizaar Magazine for that exact month!) which was ummmm... a bit weird and surreal! Especially since the mag was just casually sitting out on the castle's coffee table in the cozy sitting room!
And here's the castle itself!!
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You'll also hear me talk about the flickering lights in Crathes Castles and here's the little video I got while I was there.
That's it for today!!! Thanks so much for hanging out with us!
This week Lucy tells Karen all about the strange and bizarre history of this special stone that has been used by CENTURIES of Scottish Kings as a coronation stone, before it was stolen by the English, then stolen (or should we say reclaimed?) back again! Join us for an episode that includes biblical symbolism, intrigue, stealth plots and conspiracies ! What is the Stone of Destiny, where does it come from, who does it really belong to and does it have any magical powers? (spoiler: it is an actual STONE!!)
Or watch the hotmess express below on YouTube!
Today Karen tells Lucy all about the most TERRIFYING and EVIL monster in all of Orcadian mythology!! Responsible for heaps of trouble and physically just absolutely BEYOND grotesque, this is an episode you won't want to miss!! Lucy even added sound effects ...LOL!!!
Or if you're craving a hang out in person we are here!!
Centuries before the esteemed fairy folklore and researcher, Katherine Briggs came onto the academic scene, Robert Kirk was a minister in the mid-1600's who dedicated his life to researching and recording, and spreading the word to the world of all things Fairy. Tune into this week's exciting episode as Lucy tells us all about it!
Or if you prefer, the in-person experience!
In today's podcast episode Karen tells Lucy the 13 PLUS INSANELY SPOOKY Things that still go down at Glamis Castle!!! From ghosts to monsters to VAMPIRES, fairies, Shakespeare, and even the Queen Mother HERSELF, this one is one you will not want to miss!!!
If you want to see and hear all of our ridiculousness, unedited, please enjoy this video version!
This week Lucy tells Karen all about the Celtic Wheel of the Year! We discuss some of the festival rituals that took place in Scotland to celebrate the various key points in the year: What festival could you use as an excuse to try out new partners/ditch old ones? Just how far do you need to leap over the fire to get good luck, what's with all the bannocks everywhere.....and why are Kern Dolls just so darned TERRIFYING!
Wanna hang with us in person? Check out our ridiculous YouTube version!
Join us to nerd out a bit all about CASTLES! Karen teaches Lucy about the different constructions through time, and we learn lots of fun facts like how to trap your enemy, dye cloth blue, and how to go to the toilet in one!!
Want to witness the hot mess, unedited version? YouTube is your friend :) And scroll down below the video to check out the cool graphic referenced in this episode.
And here's a GREAT graphic showing the different castles.
Credit to r/coolguides on Reddit.
Get yourself prepared for Burns night by finding out all about our nations favourite poet! (well maybe not ALL about - but the juicy and interesting bits that's for sure!).
Karen and Lucy are back after our winter break and we kick off by discussing New Year (or that's Hogmanay if you are Scots) celebrations and customs, and then diving into the next big celebration in Scotland's calendar: Burns Night!!
Put on your kilt, cook up some haggis, gather yourself a wee dram and get ready to recite some 18th-century poetry!
Talk about un-edited!! lol!! If you want to see how ridiculously dumb we are OFF camera as well as on, then the YouTube version is for you!
We welcome back our resident ghostie expert Ginger! She is joining us again with some more personal ghost stories, including some Lee encounters (Lee is her resident ghost!)
Join us to chat with her, be a wee bit spooked (Karen and Lucy certainly are!), and try to get to the bottom of what all this ghost stuff is about anyways!
Apologies for the slight audio mishaps (was Lee haunting our equipment??) despite bragging about how great our sound has gotten since we began...
If you have your own spooky encounter you want to share with us (it doesn't have to be Scottish, we do not discriminate against ghosts of other cultures and countries!) then get in touch by going to our website at
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This week we are on a time crunch! If you are sick of our babbling then this is the episode for you! Lucy tells Karen all about the fairy hill of the Scotland - Mount Schiehallion! Not only do we hear some funny tales recounted from Scottish folklore books we also discover a scientific connection to this sacred place (well, we don't really, as the science flies over our heads!!)
If you're in the mood for a chuckle (and to see just how dumb we really are in person!!!) check out our non-edited YouTube version!
Lucy Brydon & Karen Campbell
Talking all things Scotland!