Remembering the Accused Witches of Corstorphine (and beyond)
Sat, 11 February 2023
Join us at Corstorphine Library for our next Local History Talk: Remembering the Accused Witches of Corstorphine (and beyond). With special guest speakers. Remembering the Accused Witches of Scotland, the charity whose aims include raising awareness of the impact of the Scottish Witch Trials and memorialising the accused. Historian Norah Carlin, who studied the Witch Trials and was motivated to learn about those killed in Corstorphine in particular, where she grew up. And Emma Cowan, who was inspired Norah’s work twenty years later and launched the campaign to have those who were killed as witches in Corstorphine properly remembered with a plaque funded by the Corstorphine Trust. Finally, we will have public engagement event Women Behind the Witches which encourages the public to consider how to remember and memorialize Scotland’s accused witches through community co-design.