Join the Scottish Ghost Nights crew for Halloween at Cockenzie House, as we investigate the spooky goings on in this 17th Century Managers House in the dead of night…
Previous paranormal investigations have revealed some interesting activity including a lady who likes to play the piano and spirits that like to interact with knocking on the walls. There are tales of a lady in black seen crawling in the road outside the House that have been reported as far and wide as Japan… Who is the strange lady in the photographs that has caught the attention of visitors?
Cockenzie House was built in the seventeenth century for George Seton, Salt Master and Baillie of Tranent. The Cadells were to own and occupy this substantial Jacobean mansion for the following 200 years. In 1834, Hew Francis Cadell employed Robert Stevenson, the engineer grandfather of the writer Robert Louise Stevenson, to re-model the Cockenzie Harbour. Ultimately, the family’s commercial interests were to include salt manufacturing, mining, shipping, and heavy manufacturing across Scotland’s Central Belt, including the Carron Iron Works at Falkirk.
Other distinguished family members included Sir Walter Scott’s publisher Robert Cadell, General Sir Robert Cadell KGB, his brother Colonel Thomas Cadell who won a Victoria Cross during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, and the Scottish colourist Francis Boileau Cadell, born in 1883. It has had many uses in the modern age including an orphanage and a residential home and is currently in ownership by a trust from the local community.
Saturday 28th October
9pm to 2am
(Over 18s only, wheelchair access to 2/3 of the building)
22 Edinburgh Road, Cockenzie,
East Lothian EH32 0HY