Saturday, May 12, 2012
More creepy stuff from Perthshire
This monument is at the side of the road which runs between Dunning and Auchterarder. It's a monument to "Maggie Wall, burnt here 1657 as a witch."
I did a bit of ferreting around on the internet and it would appear that some people think Maggie Wall didn't exist at all. However, many people were executed as witches in 17th century Perthshire.
The thing I find a wee bit creepy is the little offerings (bottom picture) that people have left on the monument. As well as the coins there are candles, and apparently children's soft toys have also been spotted there, wedged between the stones. Why?