Tulloch Castle, in the Scottish Highlands, was built by Norsemen in the 1100s. Over the years, it has served as a family home for members of the Bayne and Davidson clans, as a hospital after the evacuation of Dunkirk, and as a hostel for the local education authority. It is currently used as a hotel and conference centre.
The castle has been known to be haunted for many years. One ghost is the Green Lady, who has been seen so many times the castle's bar is named after her.
Teen snaps eerie ghost
By CHRIS SEMPLE
Published: 28 May 2008
Spooky ... family snap shows ghostly figure on Scottish castle's staircase
THIS is the sensational picture which proves ghosts exist, a teenager claims.
The spectral vision was captured by 14-year-old Connor Bond at an ancient castle in the Scottish highlands famed for its ghostly residents.
The ghoulish apparition was snapped by accident while the youngster and his family were attending a wedding at the castle.
Haunted ... Tulloch Castle
The family only noticed what they had captured when they downloaded the image on to their computer and saw the ghostly hand and a swirl of mist around it.
The ghost was captured at Tulloch Castle in Dingwall in the Scottish Highlands - a historic pile well known for its supernatural residents.
Despite describing themselves as Ďscepticsí, Connor and dad Mike are now convinced the ghost they snapped is real and are hoping experts will examine it and prove them correct.
Mike, 52, from Inverness said: "We were at this wedding and Connor was walking around taking loads of photos. I think he took about 200 in total.
"After we loaded them up on to the computer we were looking through them and were just stopped in our tracks by this one shot.
"You can clearly see this ghostly figure on the staircase.
"You can see a hand on the banister and what appears to be a white mist around it.
"Being a sceptical person I thought Connor had done something to the picture but he says not and I believe him."
He added: "Even other members of the family canít believe what theyíve seen and are all checking their own photos now."
Tulloch Castle dates back to the 1100s and has a long history of ghostly activity.
The most famous of them is the Green Lady who has been seen by dozens of people, and even has the castleís bar named after her.
She is believed to be the ghost of Elizabeth Davidson, whose family once owned the castle where her portrait hangs in the Great Hall.
Mike added: "I just donít see what else it could be - itís a digital camera so you canít accidentally double expose the shot and Connor swears there was no one around at the time.
"Itís a mystery."
TULLOCH CASTLE'S GHOSTIES AND GHOULIES
There have been several claims over the years that Tulloch Castle is haunted. Visitors and hotel staff have reported witnessing apparitions in the form of a young girl and a middle aged lady. These supernatural claims were explored in the Grampian Television series Beyond Explanation in 2005.