Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ghost Hunters!!

The history of the Inn goes back over 400 years. The Stables, being the oldest part, is today our bar where The Grey Lady (resident friendly ghost) and her horse reside. The front house was built in the late 17th century and is watched over by a wedding stone placed above the fire place as its lintel. The couple married in the local Kirk in 1718 and were blessed by the Minister in front of the fire before the festivities started. Iona Kirk and Ewan Lindsay ran the Inn ( then a Drovers Inn) from that day on until Iona's death in 1736. It's said that the two were so in love that when Iona died the wedding stone cracked and Ewan died shortly afterwards of unknown causes. I have often wondered since this story was told to me if the Grey Lady is in fact Iona putting her horse away?





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