“We are delighted with the enthusiasm for Haunted Highways…”
Welcome to our latest blog! With the launch of our spook-tacular new road-trip imminent, we have issued a news release that we’d like to share with valued web visitors – enjoy!
Halloween is fast approaching and with it comes the launch of a thrilling new coach trip on Scotland’s most haunted road – the A75. Mostly Ghostly Investigations, Dumfries and Galloway’s first paranormal team, will launch their latest terrifying venture – Haunted Highways Tour – on Saturday 26th October. In partnership with Stacey’s Coaches of Carlisle, the team will welcome a group of ghostly enthusiasts on a coach trip with a difference!
Beginning at Dumfries Whitesands, the new storytelling tour will weave its way along old and new parts of what is said to be Scotland’s, and arguably Britain’s, most haunted road. A quick internet search will highlight the A75 as a location synonymous with paranormal encounters the world over. Guests can look forward to a thought-provoking selection of supernatural tales with accounts of roadside phantoms, curious creatures and spectral near-misses featuring high on the agenda. Between road-based reports, guests will learn of haunting happenings at a variety of nearby locations including Comlongon Castle and the Wee Big Shop at Gretna Green.
Two areas of outstanding interest include the old stretch of road between Annan and Gretna and infamously haunted hotspot, the Kinmount Straight. During one notable research visit just off the Straight at Kelhead Water, team member Mary Wood had a rather disturbing experience. In relaxed, good mood, she started walking around the quarry loch when suddenly she became very distressed. Mary felt something terrible had happened there – could she be picking up on an incident from the past? Then out of the blue, the team received an e-mail describing similar frightening feelings witnessed by the loch-side – might the two be linked?
Kathleen Cronie, founder member of Mostly Ghostly said: “We are delighted with the enthusiasm for Haunted Highways; the idea seems to have captured people’s imaginations, encouraging them to think more about the many eerie happenings right here on our doorstep”.
She went on to say: “We aim to promote unique aspects of our region by creating unusual and interesting attractions that appeal to local folk and tourists alike. Ghost stories will always intrigue and by combining these tales with travel and local history, we hope to boost tourism, highlighting Dumfries & Galloway as a must-visit destination!”
Gearing himself up for the launch night, Simon Riddick, Transport Manager with Stacey’s Coaches commented: “We are happy to see a local business gathering alot of interest and have recently upgraded the coach size to a 49 seater – all the best for the night!”
The tour will also celebrate Mostly Ghostly’s fifth birthday which falls this Halloween, Kathleen added: “What better way to mark the occasion than a big night out on the region’s Number 1 ghost road!”
Thanks to Cumbrian Newspapers Ltd for kind permission to use the team picture taken by Stewart Blair on Kinmount Straight.
Tour launches on Saturday 26th October with tickets available at Visit Scotland Visitor Centres throughout Dumfries & Galloway. Coach picks up at; Old Lonsdale Cinema, Carlisle 5:30pm, Crossways Inn, Gretna 5:45pm and Dumfries Whitesands 6:40pm. Please note: the coach tour leaves Dumfries 7pm sharp. To book your place or find out more, please contact the team through our website or by phoning 07791 047835 or 07912 145865. You can also follow us on Twitter.