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    Last Drop Tavern Edinburgh Girl Ghost

    The mischievous girl ghost of the Last Drop Tavern in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh:

    Located in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh in Scotland is a naughty and mischievous girl ghost who haunts the Last Drop Tavern. Interestingly she had no association with the Last Drop Tavern in Edinburgh.

    I have published a book which tells the story of an Aberdonian military nurse who returns from Afghanistan and encounters The Grey Lady Ghost of the Cambridge Military Hospital. The novel reveals her origins and takes him to a pre-war Duthie Park, modern day Cruden Bay and back to the past to the Battle of Loos in World War One where he witnesses the Gordon Highlanders in action. This is the first in the series of Grey and Scarlet Novels by me, CG Buswell, and each book will feature a well known Aberdeen ghost and Aberdeenshire area as well as modern Scottish Infantry in action. Read the first chapter for free.

    This girl ghost used to live in a tenement that was located on the site she haunts. The tenements in this former slum area were pulled down in the early 20th century and the buildings in the area were rebuilt, using the same original stones, between 1929 and 1930. This included The Last Drop Tavern which also has a door piece that dates back to 1634. The original building material was not the only surviving piece of history of the tenements - the girl ghost stayed.

    The Last Drop Tavern ghost appears as a young lassie who wears medieval clothing. Sightings of her hauntings have been witnessed in the bar and the cellar.

    Customers are not left alone in the pub, but staff who are in the bar or cellar alone when drinkers are long gone have noticed that the girl ghost comes out to play! She whispers out the employee name when there is no-one else in the building - well no-one still alive!

    The Last Drop Tavern was so named because public hangings would take place at the Grassmarket. The gallows were sited opposite from the Last Drop Tavern. Prisoners who were executed here would drop from the platform on the gallow and this would be their last drop. A St Andrews Cross now marks the area where the executions took place.

    Contact Address Telephone Number and Website Details

    74 - 78 Grassmarket
    EH1 2JR

    Tel: (0131) 2254851

    Site homepage Url:

    There is also a Last Drop Tavern in Kalamunda, Western Australia but has no ghost that I am aware of.

    More Aberdeenshire Ghosts.

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