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19 Oct 2018

Celebrating Scotland’s Halloween heritage

Three children in orange t-shirts stand around a toy cardboard coffin, sticking their hands through small holes cut in the top to try and feel what's inside.
The Stoats Creepy Crawl is bigger for 2018
This year, we’re sharing Scotland’s Halloween traditions and stories with events all over the country.

Scotland’s history and heritage provides fantastic raw material for an atmospheric Halloween. Inspired by terrifying true stories, Trust sites are the place for authentic autumnal spooks and scares.

This year, the Stoats Creepy Crawl has grown arms and legs and takes place at 15 properties – from Threave Garden in Dumfries and Galloway all the way up to Brodie Castle in Moray – with an extra five properties added after its successful launch last year.

Running over Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October 2018, even more families can now take part in the frightening fun and put on their bravest faces as they follow the spooky trails, solve puzzles and try out the terrifying tasks including apple dooking, grave grabbing, and the enormous neep heap, before ‘guising’ to claim a delicious prize from Stoats.

“We have some traditional, and not-so-traditional, spooky Halloween challenges, so it’s set to be a fang-tastic weekend. And it's all set in our beautiful heritage – and some of the most haunted places in Scotland!”
Clare Willis, Marketing Manager

There are also ghost tours, story sessions and scary films to ‘enjoy’, but be warned, tickets are going fast.

A girl wearing an orange t-shirt and spider boppers on her head clutches a pile of turnips in her arms. She stands in front of an old wooden studded door.
The enormous neep heap is one of the challenges families can try out on the Stoats Creepy Crawl.


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