Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Body Snatchers- Callander

This is the six sided watchtower in Callander built during the late 18th century to guard against the body snatchers. There werent enough legal bodies for medical research and there was a flourishing business in Edinburgh led by Burke and Hare to dig up freshly buried bodies for research. Anxious relatives had this watchtower built and it was used to guard the graveyard.

View of the Trossachs from the red bridge in Callander

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