Join the Scottish Ghost Nights team as they travel to historic Stirling to investigate the Cowane’s Hospital Ghosts. Just a hop, skip and a terrified run over the graveyard from Stirling Castle brings you to the haunted Cowane’s Hospital.
History of Cowane’s Hospital
Cowane’s Hospital is listed by Historic Scotland as an ‘A’ listed building and has a long and varied history. It was commissioned by rich local merchant John Cowane in 1637 and completed in 1643. It has had many uses including as an Almshouse, a Guildhall and served as a school and a hospital during epidemics. By 1869 Cowane’s had a total of 142 pensioners on its books. The Hospital has been put to many uses since the last pensioners resided therein in the early part of the 1700’s. In 1724 partitions were removed from the two upper floors and the Hospital has been used since that time as a meeting place for the Guildry (hence sometimes the Hospital is referred as being the Guildhall). In 1832 Stirling suffered from a Cholera epidemic that was sweeping the land and the epidemic claimed approximately one third of the population of Stirling Burgh. The Hospital was used during the epidemic as an isolation ward for chronic cases. In 1852 the original ceiling of the Hospital was removed and conversions put in place which made the Hospital in to a large single hall which is still in use to the present day.
Cowane’s Hospital Ghosts
The Scottish Ghost Nights team have previously investigated and had some very interesting experiences with dark shadow figures in the cellar and a menacing male presence. It is no surprise given it’s location next to Stirling Castle and it’s history that there may be spirits still lingering there. So join us as we uncover the spooky secrets of haunted Cowane’s Hospital, Stirling? We have access to main hall, the gallery, the basement (which was the original kitchen), surrounding gardens, terrace and the adjacent Old Town Cemetery.
Your night will include a traditional Victorian Seance
Saturday 1st September
9pm to 2am
strictly no alcohol, pregnant ladies or under 18s
49 St John St