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Monument to Maggie Wall and other folklore
Monument to Maggie Wall
There is no record of Maggie Wall being tried or burnt as a witch

A mile outside the village of Dunning stands a monument to Maggie Wall: "Burnt here - as a witch - 1657".

Mystery still surrounds why she was singled out and burned as a witch as there is no record of any trial or sentence.

Perhaps she was an innocent in those fearful and suspicious times.

Other questions remain unanswered. Who built the monument to her with a Christian symbol on top of it?

And who, to this day, paints the words inscribed on the stone?

Each year they are painted and no-one knows who paints them or why.

Who lays the wreath and card there each year?

Was the memorial erected as a "mark of shame and repentance" as some have suggested?

Most haunted

If that has whetted your appetite for unusual local customs, take a look at these and get in touch if you know of any peculiar events or traditions where you are.

Glamis Castle is reported to be the most haunted in Britain. The Iron Age hill fort of Dunsinane is said to be the site of Macbeth's castle.

One of the tallest trees in the country, the Douglas Fir can be found in Hermitage Forest.

Reverend Robert Kirk believed in fairies and was allegedly carried off by them while out walking on Doon Hill, Aberfoyle, in 1692 in revenge for sharing their secrets in his book "The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Faunes and Fairies".

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