This book covers many ghost stories in all their manifestations: Green, White, Grey, Pink, Black, Brown and Blue Ladies; portents of death; gruagach and brownies; evil lairds who dabbled in witchcraft; massacres and bloodstains; dog, monkeys and even maybe a lion; sad stories of children; and insubstantial phantoms, including a ghostly cannonball. There is a separate section on Mary, Queen of Scots, and stories about William Wallace, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Walter Scott. The book is arranged thematically, comparing and contrasting the many accounts, and where possible describing who the ghost was in life, what dark deed caused their death, and how the ghost manifests itself. Many of Scotland's most famous and impressive strongholds have stories, such as Edinburgh, Stirling, Holyroodhouse, Dunnottar, Crathes, Culzean, Dunrobin, Thirlestane, Drumlanrig, Fyvie, St Andrews. There are stories from all over Scotland - covering more than 300 strongholds.