A new Halloween tour of the chilling Newhailes House near Edinburgh; a new journey discovering ghosts and graverobbers in Dumfries & Galloway; and a chance to join a 'Feast of the Dead' at a traditional Celtic Samhain Festival in Perthshire: these are just a few of the many reasons to spend Halloween in Scotland this year.

Scotland is the home to many spooky stories, myths and legends, including notorious Edinburgh criminals Burke and Hare; the Loch Ness Monster, not to mention providing inspiration for the ghosts and witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth (currently seen on the big screen starring Michael Fassbender, sharing the limelight with some of Scotland's iconic locations). 

Anyone brave enough to be in one of the most haunted countries in the world this Halloween will be in for many tours, tricks and treats ….

I'd turn back if I were you……

For the more faint-hearted, perhaps a visit to one of Scotland's very own Pick Your Own pumpkin farms would be just the trick, to get a taste of Scotland's larder during the Year of Food & Drink 2015. Foodies can get into the spirit by carving a lantern or trying a warming bowl of pumpkin soup at one of Scotland's food & drink destinations.