Dunfermline Abbey by Motorhome


Dunnottar Castle


Dunfermline Abbey.

1643: This was a great witch catching and witch burning year in Dunfermline. Old shrivelled up women with woe begone countenances were rounded up. If any of them had a limp or used a walking stick or needed zimmer frames, so much the better for the catchers.
The witches’ only means of escape was by broomstick.
During the months of May July and August no less than six women were burnt at the stake for being reputed witches.

I would suggest that older Motorhomers should visit in June..

Two Glasgow men were discussing the affair of the witches;

‘Josie, Josie, surely a’ these wimmin werenae witches?’ asked Francie.

‘Francie, whit wid ye dae withoot my further education? Ye see it wisnae much mair different in yon days. They a’ had tae go in front o’ a panel o’ witch Doacters. The Doacters had tae decide which witch wis a witch and which witch wisnae a witch, Francie,’ dae ye know whit I mean, Francie?’ asked Josie.

‘Sure, Josie, sure, Josie,’ said Francie.

‘Some o’ the witches tried screamin’ the hoose doon but that didnae help, Francie,’ said Josie. ‘Others claimed that they werenae members o’ the Broomstick Club, dae ye know whit I mean, Francie?’ asked Josie. ‘But it wis found that they had branches everywhere, aye, Francie, I’m afraid the heid bummer in yon days wis an ignoramus,’ Francie,’ said Josie.

‘Josie, Josie, whits an ignoramus, Josie?’ asked Francie.

‘Francie, will ye gie me peace? I’m no’ the fountain o’ a’ yer knowledge, ye know,’ said Josie.

‘Sure, Josie, sure, Josie,’ said Francie.

Joe Sharp. 

You may enjoy reading the adventures of Francie and Josie.



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