“It was a beautiful day when I visited Ruthven Barracks, a place Iâ€™ve driven past many a day, but never stopped to appreciate fully. This time I did and I was not disappointed. It was a quiet day, there was no-one else around, so I had the place to myself. After a short walk up the hillside, I reached this historic and prominent ruin, which dominates the local landscape.
History intrigues me, especially here in the Highlands and Iâ€™d love to be able to travel back in time (no, this is not Craigh na Dun), just for a day, to see what it was like.Â
It was such a quiet, peaceful day, but I still felt a slight sense of eeriness. Perhaps itâ€™s because I was alone and my imagination started running away with meâ€¦ but itâ€™s not hard to visualise life here as it was, over 250 years ago.
They do say there is ghostly activity hereâ€¦ how amazing would it be, to come back here, just as itâ€™s getting darkâ€¦”
So whatâ€™s this got to do with getting the girls together? Well, Halloween got me thinking this year and a little bit of research led me to Highland Paranormal, a local group who investigate paranormal activity! I LOVE this! So I met with Liam to find out moreâ€¦ and I wasnâ€™t disappointed. He had many tales to tell and as Iâ€™m a firm believer in the â€˜other sideâ€™, I was intrigued.
This isnâ€™t just about ghost hunting; itâ€™s about the history, the folklore, the people and the locations that can tell us a story or two. What became of these people? Why are they still here? Is there an afterlife? Can any of us really answer that question with 100% conviction? Itâ€™s good to think outside the box. Always question things, donâ€™t just accept what we are toldâ€¦
What you experience doesnâ€™t even need to be spooky, think friendly and heart-warming instead ðŸ˜‰ Â Donâ€™t assume that everything ghost-related is scaryâ€¦ BOO!
So if youâ€™re looking for something different to do, that gets you together, that takes you out of your comfort zone and gets you laughing, bonding and sharing, why not consider a ghost hunting experience? Wrap up warm, join a group and open your mind, you never know what you might see or hearâ€¦
Share the moment, write your story and create memories that will last a lifetime (this one and the nextâ€¦).
Get in touch to find out more, or to create your own bespoke tour and explore historic buildings and locations. Make a night of it, or an entire weekend! We can tailor it specifically for you. Include a supper, a visit with a medium, an historic tour and so much more. Or stay overnight in a haunted castleâ€¦ I dare you.
You are limited only by your imaginationâ€¦
P.S. This experience is NOT limited to a heavily commercialised, ghostly time of year, you can be spooked any time of year!Â