The Witch Hunter and the Gael: Louise Yeoman

Thur 3 Nov

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A historian and broadcaster specialising in the Scottish witch hunts and 17th century Scottish religious beliefs, Yeoman has worked at the National Archives of Scotland, Glasgow University Library and as a curator at the national Library of Scotland where she was co-director of the Survey of Scottish Witchcraft. In 2014, interest in Lilias Adie’s story encouraged Yeoman and archaeologist Douglas Speirs, to locate her burial site.

Now a producer and presenter at BBC Radio Scotland, she has spoken out about the courage of accused Scottish witches such as Adie and acknowledging the many other women killed as witches: “Do I think there should be a national memorial? Yes, and local memorials.”