The History of Leith

October 27, 2008

Scots look to honour their dead witches

Plans are being drawn up for a monument to the thousands of men and women tortured and killed for witchcraft in Scotland more than 200 years ago. The idea for a mass memorial follows a failed petition to the Scottish Parliament to get more than 4,000 convicted witches pardoned individually for their ‘crimes’.

An alliance of historians, modern witches, pagan practitioners and paranormal enthusiasts are calling for such a memorial to act as an apology, commemorate the dead and serve as a warning for future generations to guard against injustice. for more click here

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