Your question: Where was the last witch in Scotland burnt?

Where were witches burned in Scotland?

But there is nothing to commemorate the hundreds, if not thousands, who died as a result of one of the most horrible miscarriages of justice in Scottish history,” Mitchell said. A plaque at the Witches Well at Edinburgh Castle marks the spot where more than 300 women were burned at the stake.

Where was the last witch burned in Dundee?

Grissel Jaffray (? in Aberdeen – 1669 in Dundee) was a Scottish woman burned at the stake in Dundee when accused of witchcraft. She was the last person burned for witchcraft in Dundee.

Grissel Jaffray
Known for executed for witchcraft
Spouse(s) James Butchart

How many witches died in Scotland?

In the late 16th-and 17th-century century Scotland, between three and four thousand people were tortured and executed as ‘witches’, a group identified as threatening social stability.

Are there still witches in Scotland?

We have identified a total number of 3,837 people who were accused of witchcraft in Scotland. 3,212 of these are named and there are a further 625 unnamed people or groups included in our database.

When was the last witch?

Anna Göldi (also Anna Göldin or Anna Goeldin, 24 October 1734 – 13 June 1782) was an 18th-century Swiss woman who was one of the last persons to be executed in Europe for witchcraft. Göldi, who was executed by decapitation, has been called the “last witch” in Switzerland.

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Are there witches in Edinburgh?

Castle Hill – Edinburgh

The spot, next to Edinburgh Castle, is where more witches were burned at the stake than anywhere else in Scotland. Today, the location is occupied by a pub and hotel called The Witchery by The Castle, which got its name from Edinburgh’s witchcraft history.