Monday, 24 July 2017

Old Photograph High Street Pittenweem Fife Scotland

Old photograph of the High Street in Pittenweem, East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. The late 17th to early 18th centuries saw a number of notorious witch hunts in Pittenweem by the local minister. The burgh was bogged down in debt and witchcraft was used as an excuse to improve the financial position by seizing the assets of some local women. The Church of Scotland building at the top of the High Street adjoined the Tolbooth which was used as the jail for some of the Pittenweem witches, and the door to the cells can still be seen. It is the studded door at the bottom of the tower.

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