Delve into Forfar’s dark past and explore some of the people and places connected with the Forfar Witch Trials during this guided walk.
Delve into Forfar’s dark past and explore the story of the Forfar Witches in this guided walk.
The Forfar Witch Trials, which took place between 1661-1663, involved 42 of the town’s inhabitants, who were imprisoned and tortured on suspicion of witchcraft. 22 women were found guilty of the crime and executed over the three-year period.
This new walk will take you through the streets of Forfar to some of the places connected with this period of the town’s history and look into the details of the individual people involved.
The walk will begin at the Forfar Witches mural located to the rear of Forfar Library in the Myre carpark, Forfar, and end at the Meffan Museum & Art Gallery.
The walk will last about 1 hour and will have time for questions afterwards. Wheelchair accessible.
Due to the topics covered in this walk, it is recommended for ages 8+.