Old Photographs Spott Scotland

Old photograph of cottages in Spott village located two miles South of Dunbar, Scotland. Spott holds the dubious distinction of playing host to the last executions of the Scottish witch hunts of the 17th and 18th centuries, when several alleged witches were executed at Spott Loan in October 1705. The first Battle of Dunbar in 1296, took place less than a mile from Spott. Before the second Battle of Dunbar in 1650, the Scots army, which vastly outnumbered Oliver Cromwell's army, camped at Doon Hill, just to the east of Spott, before leaving the high ground to meet Cromwell and defeat.

Old photograph of Spott village located two miles South of Dunbar, Scotland.

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