Haunted Houses Argyll's LudgingArgyll's Ludging, Castle Wynd

Originally the townhouse of Sir William Alexander, Ear of Stirling - 17th-century poet, courtier and founder of the New Scotland colony (now better known as Nova Scotia) this building is more famous as the place where Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll, was cornered...after leading a failed rebellion against the Catholic James VII (II), in 1686.

Some say the ‘Unfortunate Argyll’ still makes his presence known, from time to time, and squaddies quartered here in the 1940s and 1950s, when it served as Military Hospital to the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders reported a ghostly face looming through the wall at them.

Staff opening up the building, some years ago, reported that a heavy iron lock had somehow been dismantled and laid upon the floor...seemingly from within. 'Auld Archie' making an escape?

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