Scottish History

The Survey of Scottish Witchcraft


Here are some websites about the history of witchcraft and witch-hunting in Scotland and Europe. We have included only scholarly websites. There is a great deal of unscholarly information about witchcraft on the Internet, some of which can be seriously misleading; the best information usually comes in published books and articles. For these see our Further Reading section.

The Witchcraft Bibliography Project. A major project listing published works on the history of European witchcraft.

Scottish Archive Network (SCAN). An electronic illustrated exhibition of documents on Scottish witch-hunting, created in 2002 by SCAN, an organisation providing electronic access to Scottish archives.

Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network (SCRAN). Electronic images of artefacts, pictures and other materials on Scottish culture. Includes some witchcraft materials. Registration is required.

The Damned Art. An electronic illustrated exhibition of books on witchcraft and demonology, created in 1985 by Glasgow University Library.

Stuart Macdonald. Homepage of the author of The Witches of Fife (2002), and of the electronic 'Scottish Witch Hunt Data Base' which helped to make the Witchcraft Survey project possible.

Rune Hagen. Homepage of a scholar who has conducted several studies of witchcraft in Scotland and Scandinavia.

Survey of Scottish Witchcraft,
Scottish History, School of History and Classics,
The University of Edinburgh,
17 Buccleuch Place,
Edinburgh, EH8 9LN

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