Fyvie Castle, dating from 13th century with later additions, near Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Photographic Print of Fyvie Castle from Robert Harding.
Fyvie Castle is haunted by the ghost of a phantom trumpeter
who first made his appearance there in the 18th century. The
trumpeter was a man called Andrew Lammie and he fell in love
with Agnes Smith, the local miller's daughter. Agnes' parents
did not approve of Andrew Lammie.
that Andrew and Agnes were meeting in secret the Laird, who
himself wanted the girl as his mistress, had Andrew seized and
sent in slavery to the West Indies. After several years Andrew
managed to escape and return to Scotland to look for his beloved
Agnes, only to discover that she had died a short while after
he had been forcibly taken abroad. Andrew died of shock but
before his death swore that the sound of a trumpet would foretell
the death of every laird of Fyvie as a reminder of the terrible
injustice he had suffered.
Shortly after Andrew's death the haunting of Fyvie began and
for many years afterwards the trumpet would be heard in the
dead of night before the death of the laird. On several occasions
the shadowy figure of a tall man, dressed in rich tartan, was
seen by the castle wall, a figure which always disappeared when
ghost at Fyvie Castle is that of the Green Lady, who can still
be seen from time to time. She emerges from a room, known as
the Haunted Chamber, and glides noiselessly through the corridors
and rooms before returning from whence she came, and disappears.
No one knows who the Green Lady is.
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