The Witching Hour – Panel Discussion

As part of our exhibition ‘The Witching Hour’, Tolbooth will host a panel discussion our Witching past and present.   The evening will be informative, but lively discussion on all things Witch related.

 The discussion will be chaired by Jennie Cook, who is a former Breakfast Radio Presenter for XFM, Galaxy & Capital FM.  Jennie is currently Announcer Director for BBC Scotland, and producer / host of ‘The Snash’ Podcast (A Podcast about women, their stories and experiences.  ‘Snash’ is Scots for ‘insolence’)

The panel will feature a variety of representatives from different fields, to ensure a fun and engaging evening –


Pam McNicol – Stirling’s Archivist

Jean Fowler– High Priestess of Wicca, Honorary Pagan Chaplain at Edinburgh University, Board member of Edinburgh Interfaith Association, and Council member of The Scottish Pagan Federation.

Dr Lizanne Henderson – Senior Lecturer in History, Heritage Management and Environmental Humanities at University of Glasgow, A cultural historian with research interests on the Scottish, European and African Witch-Hunts

Dr Murray Cook – Stirling’s Archaeologist: Murray has excavated sites from the Mesolithic to the Edwardian period. He has undertaken numerous excavations across the region and published over 40 books and articles.

The evening will begin a reception in the Gallery to peruse The Witching Hour exhibition, then we will move into the auditorium for a short talk from Pam McNicol who will give us an introduction to Stirling’s History of Witch Accusations, followed by our panel discussion – which will include a section for any questions from the audience.

7 – 9pm (Bar & Gallery remain open until 10:00)

£6 in advance, £8 on the door. Entry price includes a welcome drink in the gallery.

Event Info

Cost - £6 / £8 on door

Date - 24 Oct 2019

Time - 7:00 pm



Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE

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