Who Was The Last Witch To Be Burnt In Scotland?

Janet Horne

The last Scottish witch to be burnt was an eccentric old lady called Janet Horne. She lived in Crathie, near Balmoral and Braemar in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Buried in Grief

What if the loss of a child was not every parent's worst nightmare?

Hamish and Alison wake to some awful news from the police banging at their door, but what if their trauma was only just beginning?

Read how this couple copes with their grief through to a terrifying ending.

Buried in Grief is my new novel, available in Paperback or Kindle and other devices.

Read the Opening Chapter for Free.

If you like this page and would like to easily share it with your friends and family please use the social networking buttons below:

      submit to reddit

Her crime was to try and cast a spell on her daughter to turn her hands and feet into horseshoes. She did this because they needed a horse but could not afford one. The evidence was that her daughter had deformed hands and feet.

Her daughter was also tried, but found innocent.

Janet Horne was executed at Dornoch in Sutherland by being burnt in a barrel of tar.

Last Words Of Witch Janet Horne

Her last words were "It's a bonnie fire" as she warmed her hands at the barrel!

Her innocence was proved several years later when her granddaughter was born with the same genetic deformity to her hands and feet.

More crime and punishment trivia questions.

Automatically Add Us To Your Favourites Folder - Bookmark Us.

We are seeking fascinating facts to send to our twitter followers. If you would like to send us some then we will retweet it to our followers and include your @ name as a thank you, which can help you in turn get more followers. Just send it to the Uttertrivia Twitter account.

© Site contents copyright UtterTrivia.com 2005 - 2019. All rights reserved.
Privacy/Disclaimer Policy