Scottish Villains: The dark figures of
Scotland's past brought to life
countries have their ghosts, legends and
villains and Scotland is no different.
Throughout the centuries Scotland has been
the home of many grisly and gruesome murders
and crimes: crimes of passion and of piracy,
of mutilation and body snatching.
Here we take
a look at some of the most famous Scottish
villains and of past and present, some of
them fictitious but mostly flesh and blood.
Their crimes will make your skin crawl and
leave you looking under the bed before you
go to sleep at night!
building up our list of grisly tales and are
more than happy for you to suggest new
villains (Gordon Brown and Tony Blair
excluded, thanks!) so we can include them in
our collection. Be they villains of the big
screen or literature, of modern times or
Jacobean times, we want to share their
gruesome stories and endings with our
So take a
look at the current tales below, and enjoy
your trip through the grisly annals of time!