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Scottish Ghost Stories

Folklorist Elliott O’Donnell’s paranormal tales collection Scottish Ghost Stories (1911) in a downloadable, digital ebook format


Grab your favorite e-reader and dive into a digital copy of a classic collection of Scottish ghost stories. One of the County Argyle editions in our digital library.

Scottish Ghost Stories

Folklorist Elliott O’Donnell was well known in post-Victorian England for his breezy, light hearted tales of ghostly hauntings in books like Some Haunted Houses of England & Wales, True Ghost Stories and Ghostly Phenomena. In 1911 he published Scottish Ghost Stories, a series of haunting tales told as his first person recollections of experiences and yarns encountered during his travels.

The book includes some of O’Donnell’s best know stories, including:

  • The Death Bogle of the Cross Roads & the Inextinguishable Candle of the Old White House, Pitlochry
  • The Top Attic in Pringle’s Mansion, Edinburgh
  • The Bounding Figure of “—— House,” Near Buckingham Terrace, Edinburgh
  • The Sallow-Faced Woman of No. — Forrest Road, Edinburgh
  • The Phantom Regiment of Killiecrankie
  • “Pearlin’ Jean” of Allanbank
  • The Drummer of Cortachy
  • The Room Beyond: An Account of the Hauntings at Hennersley, Near Ayr
  • “—— House,” Near Blythswood Square, Glasgow & the Haunted Bath
  • The Grey Piper & the Heavy Coach of Donaldgowerie House, Perth
  • The Floating Head of the Benrachett Inn, Near the Perth Road, Dundee
  • The White Lady of Rownam Avenue, Near Stirling
  • The Ghost of the Hindoo Child, or the Hauntings of the White Dove Hotel, Near St. Swithin’s Street, Aberdeen
  • And several others

Format: A digital download for Kindle, iPad or Nook.

Shipping: Digital copies arrive via email, usually within a few minutes of purchase.

The Digital Library

This digital (ebook) copy of O’Donnell’s work includes the complete text of the original. This rare antiquarian book of Scottish ghost tales is a digital reprint of the 1911 edition. Due to the age of the original, imperfections — marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages — may occur. If you have any questions about your book, please contact us.

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