The Witching Hour Exhibition

As part of Stirling’s Halloween celebrations for 2019, Tolbooth will hold an exhibition of excerpts from Stirling Archive’s Ecclesiastical records, showcasing the reporting of suspected Witches. 

The Witching Hour Exhibition – Tolbooth Gallery

16th Oct – 2nd Nov 2019 (Excluding Sundays)

On show will be enlarged digitised records.  They will be accompanied by an explanation / translation by Pam McNicol – Stirling Council Archivist.

The Gallery will also contain a digital display of ‘The Names of Witches in Scotland, 1658 ’, and a selection of projected images, thanks to The Wellcome Collection.

Local artist Dawn McLaren will also show 3 pieces at the exhibition.  Dawn’s work focuses on Paganism, Spirituality and the ‘natural realm’.

As a sculptural printmaker Dawn take’s inspiration from people’s journeys and stories, from history and her environment.  Dawn has exhibited across the United Kingdom. As a published author, Dawn uses  black and white photography to document the natural decay of many abandoned buildings as well as documenting journeys through depression and anguish.

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The exhibition is free to attend, but guests will have the opportunity to make a voluntary donation to Stirling’s Women’s Aid.

With thanks to Church of Scotland and National Records of Scotland

Photo credit: The Wellcome collection


Event Info

Cost - £FREE


Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE

+44 (0)1786 27 4000


The Witching Hour Exhibition - Gallery

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