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Charity ghost hunt held at castle

Mains Castle (Picture courtesy of Mark Andrew Turner)
The castle is thought to have been built in 1562 (Pic by Mark Andrew Turner)

An overnight ghost hunt is to be held at a Dundee castle to raise funds for charity.

The 16th Century Mains Castle will host the event, where more than 20 participants will join a professional paranormal investigation team.

Reports of past paranormal activity in the castle include inexplicable voices being heard and furniture being moved.

Saturday night's hunt, organised by Sense Scotland, will raise funds for deafblind and disabled children.

The event, which will involve a ghost walk with psychic medium, vigils and a range of experiments in an attempt to detect ghostly activity, will take place until 0400 GMT on Sunday.

'So unpredictable'

Event organiser Andy Hughes, from Sense Scotland, said: "Mains Castle is the perfect location for our first ever charity ghost hunt.

"It's a magnificent building with a rich and varied history that dates back hundreds of years.

"It's not like other charity events, like abseiling, because it's so unpredictable, anything could happen."

The charity is also planning to hold similar events in other parts of the country, including Inveraray Jail and the Tall Ship in Glasgow.

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