Mostly Ghostly would like to wish our friends and supporters a very Happy New Year 2017 and look forward with great optimism to the next twelve months! As you may know, this is the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and we plan to celebrate by bringing you a range of exciting new tours and events. Ellisland Farm Heritage Centre will form the atmospheric rural backdrop to a dynamic new partnership and the historic town of Moffat takes centre stage for a miscellany of dark and enthralling tales…
Underpinning each of our new ventures is a desire to bring people together to explore the region’s rich past, including legends, folklore and ghostly tales. We plan to create fascinating experiences in some wonderfully unique locations, showcasing Dumfries and Galloway to both local residents and as a first class tourist destination on the world stage. We also plan to develop our existing range of guided tours, including Heroes of the Titanic and Comlongon Ghost Tour, all of which have a strong emphasis on local history, inspiring people to visit (and re-visit) our amazing region.
It’s time to introduce you to our first partnership event of the year – Stories of Lincluden Abbey! We’re proud to be taking part in this year’s Big Burns Supper and have been working closely with the amazing Karen Kennedy, founder of Karen Little Dance Academy and dedicated Community Champion for Lincluden. Karen’s role led her to contacting Mostly Ghostly about the prospect of a tour at the spectacular Lincluden Collegiate Church (Abbey) and immediately, we saw great potential.
Not only is the Abbey an outstanding historic location, it also boasts strong connections with Scotland’s National Bard – Robert Burns and from a more spooky standpoint, is famously haunted by The Green Lady, whose identity remains as mysterious as she is…
Enhanced by Lincluden’s striking stone frame, we envisage an occasion that is inspiring, inclusive and interactive, where people from all walks of life can come together to experience history Mostly Ghostly-style!
We’re hoping guests will have a few stories of their own to share (one of our favourite parts of a tour!) and plan to incorporate a wee feedback session where we can catch up on a personal level. Building community links is key to our project and we’re delighted to be working with Karen to raise Lincluden’s profile.
It’s important to highlight the help received in organising this event from Historic Environment Scotland. Thanks to H.E.S. we have been given this amazing opportunity: along with Karen and the Big Burns Supper Team, we extend our warmest thanks and look forward to sharing photos and feedback from the night.