Monday 22 October 2018


Culross in Fife, the site of the haunted Culross Palace.

Colonel The Honourable John Erskine (1662 – 1743), was a Scottish soldier and politician.

There is a portrait of Colonel John Erskine in which he looks "a tad girly and seemed to be wearing a dress."

Ghost hunter in search of cross-dressing 

John Erskine.

"Turns out the soldier may have ditched his military uniform in favour of ballgowns later in life.

"He loved dressing up and, although he was married four times, we don’t think he liked being married - to women anyway."

Ghost hunter in search of cross-dressing 


Colonel John Erskine owned Culross Palace, where the hit TV show Outlander was filmed.

At Culross Palace, "the north building  is the favourite haunt of the cross-dressing ghost Colonel John Erskine."
Colonel John Erskine housed his masonic lodge in the north building.
Colonel John "liked to wear pretty clothes and look like a lady."

Ghost hunter in search of cross-dressing 

Colonel John Erskine is related to John Erskine, Earl of Mar, who is said to be the father of King James I of England.

The gay James VI and I

On 19 June 1566, at Edinburgh Castle, a baby was born.

This baby was set to become King James VI of Scotland and King James I of England. 
However, this baby reportedly died at birth and was replaced by a child of John Erskine, Earl of Mar (d. 1572)

Braemar Castle, Where the Earl of Mar Began the 1715 Uprising

"John Erskine, 23rd Earl of Mar, lived from 1675 to May 1732.

"An important landowner and politician, he played an key role in the Act of Union between Scotland and England in 1707; then led the Jacobite cause in the 1715 uprising.

"His frequent changes of sides led to him being known as "Bobbing John", and to his losing the trust of just about everyone. The wider picture in Scotland at the time is set out in this Historical Timeline."

John Erskine, 23rd Earl of Mar: Biography 

Eisenhower at Culzean Castle, in Ayrshire. 

Culzean Castle has a portrait of Margaret Erskine, who is said to haunt the castle.


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At 23 October 2018 at 04:30 , Blogger Kaivey said...

It looks lovely, Aang, shame about the shops, though. But if it's got some good pubs, that will make up for it.

Britain has many lovely towns and villages - and pubs.

My girlfriend always wants to go abroad for holidays because she loves the heat. Gee! I hate the heat. Even in winter I have the bedroom window open because I like the cold air.

I would be quite happy too have all my holidays in the UK. And you can't beat the pubs!


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