Second Spirits of Scone event a screaming success

4 November 2017

With more than 4,000 visitors over six nights, Scone Palace’s second Spirits of Scone event was declared a screaming success.

The Palace transformed its grounds into a horrorfest in the run-up to Halloween to offer an illuminated tour featuring some of Perthshire’s scariest folk tales.

Historic Scone Palace collaborated with NL Productions and Perth theatre group Ad-Lib Theatre Arts for the six-night event, which saw gruesome characters from Scottish history brought back to life. A gravedigger popped up in the Palace graveyard, a ‘healer’ investigated for witchcraft shared her potions and a cannibal butcher, among others, populated the Murray Maze. There was also spooky storytelling in the chapel.

Heather McArthur, sales and events manager for Scone Palace, said:

“As several of our visitors pointed out, you couldn’t make up the setting we have here. We have a graveyard and chapel on hand, and it doesn’t get scarier than being in a maze with some gruesome characters. We knew there was a demand for making Spirits of Scone bigger and better, and expanding it from three to six nights proved hugely successful. The feedback we had from visitors was extremely positive and we’re already looking forward to next year’s Spirits of Scone.”