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By Christie Breen
Dumfries and West
Something witchy this way comes

A GATEHOUSE of Fleet business has been included in VisitScotland’s new witch trail.

Owner of Galloway Wild Food, Mark Williams has been sharing his passion of nature and foraging with others for over 30 years. Now his passion has been highlighted in the new witch trial, alongside other mystic attractions such as Calanais Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis and Abbotsford House in the Borders.

MARK WILLIAMS . . . Owner of Galloway Wild Food

The trail and map highlight a variety of these locations and attractions all with links to themes associated with witchcraft including a love of nature and modern takes on the lore. They can be enjoyed year-round as part of a longer holiday or on a day trip.

Witches and witchcraft make for a formative chapter in the story of Scotland covering history, women’s rights, superstition and the supernatural. There are numerous local tales spread across Scotland about witches and witchcraft based in both fact and legend.

VisitScotland Head of Brand and Content, Cat Leaver said: “This new witch trail and map does exactly this and we know that pre-pandemic, the popularity of attractions thought to be associated with the supernatural and darker aspects of Scotland’s history were on the rise.

“Highlighting fun, educational, and engaging experiences like those featured in the map will help inspire people to discover Scotland’s rich and diverse stories for themselves.”

For more information on the witch trail visit: https://www.visitscotland.com/blog/attractions/witch-trail/

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