Witches

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Holyrood's Public Petitions Committee has agreed to ask the Scottish government to consider a petition's request to erect a national memorial to people accused of witchcraft. The petition was lodged by Claire Mitchell QC of the Witches of Scotland campaign.

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A national memorial dedicated to those accused of witchcraft is one step closer to becoming a reality following a visit to a proposed eco-therapy wellness and leisure park development being undertaken by National Pride UK at St Ninians, near Kelty in Fife. National Pride directors, Irene Bisset and

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MSPs have agreed to write to the Scottish government to take forward a formal pardon for the 4,000 people accused and executed for witchcraft. A petition lodged by Claire Mitchell QC earlier this year seeks a pardon as well as an official apology and a memorial in recognition of Scotland’s wit

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Holyrood has formally been asked to "right a terrible miscarriage of justice" suffered by the 4,000 people accused and executed for witchcraft. A petition lodged by Claire Mitchell QC seeks a pardon as well as an official apology and a memorial in recognition of Scotland's witches, the vast majority

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Thousands of women who were executed from the 16th to 18th centuries after being accused of witchcraft have been commemorated at an event in Fife. Three plaques along the Fife trail were unveiled at the ceremony to commemorate the accused women of Culcross, Torryburn and Valleyfield.

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A member of the Faculty of Advocates marked International Women’s Day by launching a campaign seeking justice for thousands of people in Scotland who were convicted of witchcraft and executed. Claire Mitchell QC wants a legal pardon for those who fell victim of the Witchcraft Act 1563 and

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A retired pastor has called on European countries to pardon tens of thousands of people who were convicted of witchcraft and executed from the 1400s to the 1700s. Hartmut Hegeler, 73, is a long-time campaigner for the rehabilitation of witches in Germans and has inspired towns like Cologne, Leipzig

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