Ell-maid of Dunstaffnage

A ghost or apparition that haunted Dunstaffnage Castle in western Scotland. She broke into outcries of joy or sorrow if a happy or unfortunate event was to befall the inhabitants. One person who remained at the castle had his bedclothes twice pulled of by her, and heard her all night walking through the room and in the adjoining passages. Her footsteps were heavy like those of a man.



  • Campbell, J.G. (1900). Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Glascow: James MacLehose and Sons, pp. 164-165