Listener Suggestion - Goatfell

Listener Suggestion - Goatfell

Episode Summary

In 1889, two men on holiday on the Isle of Arran climbed Goatfell Mountain, however, only one came down alive. What actually happened on the mountain is still a mystery to this day, was it an accident or was it murder?

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Murder on Goatfell: 132 years ago when a friendship ended to tragedy | Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald
PressReader.com – Digital Newspaper & Magazine Subscriptions
Grisly tale of murder and a pair of buried boots | HeraldScotland
PressReader.com – Digital Newspaper & Magazine Subscriptions
Scottish mysteries: murder at the top of Goatfell | The Scotsman
It’s a century since Arran was last in the news; then it was even more dramatic | Ian Jack | The Guardian
The ‘murder’ on Arran: Was an innocent man left to rot in prison?
Ayrshireroots – Arran Murder
Two Gold Rings, Supposed To Be Those Worn By The Lite Mr Edwin Rose, Murdered In Arran, Have Been Found | Dundee Courier | Saturday 12 October 1889 | British Newspaper Archive
The Murder Of Ya Edwin Rose. | South Western Star | Saturday 07 September 1889 | British Newspaper Archive
The Abran Tragedy.-Two Gold Rings, Supposed To Be Those Worn By The Murdered Tourist, Edwin Rose, Have Been Found, One | Dundee Courier | Saturday 12 October 1889 | British Newspaper Archive
The Crown Authorities Have Decided That John W. Laurie, Charged With The Of Edwin Rose, In Last July, Is Not | Dundee Courier | Monday 30 September 1889 | British Newspaper Archive
Aberdeen, Saturday, Nov. The Trial Of John Watson Laurie, Who Is Charged With The Murder Of Edwin Rose At Arran | Aberdeen Press and Journal | Saturday 09 November 1889 | British Newspaper Archive
Laurie Sentenced To Death The Trial Of John Watson Laurie, On The Charge Of Murdering Edwin Rose At Goatfell, Arran. | Batley News | Saturday 16 November 1889 | British Newspaper Archive
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Goat Fell – Wikipedia
Temperance movement – Wikipedia
isle of bute miles wide and long – Search
Goatfell | National Trust for Scotland

Not proven – Wikipedia

Goatfell murder Archives – Arran BannerIsle of Arran Anniversay: Day Four – Love Exploring ScotlandGoat Fell – Corbett (Walkhighlands)Mountain in the spotlight: Goatfell — Arran Wild Walks

The Goatfell Murder: Amazon.co.uk: Smith, Calum: 9780954070489: Books

The Goatfell Murder

by Calum Smith

Synopsis

This is the true story of an infamous murder in the Scottish mountains. Taking place in 1898, the year Jack the Ripper committed the last of his murders, the murder of an English tourist, Edwin Rose, on Goatfell, in the Isle of Arran, was a sensation of the time.

July 1889, and Jack the Ripper has just committed the last of the Whitechapel murders. The Scottish press, however, are more interested in a sensational local case. The body of an English tourist, 32-year-old Edwin Rose, has been found battered and bloody and hidden beneath a boulder on the slopes of Goatfell, a mountain on the Isle of Arran. This is the story of the Goatfell tragedy of 1889 – the only murder, if it was a murder, ever committed on the Scottish mountains- including hitherto unpublished letters from John Watson Laurie, subsequently convicted for the crime, who became the longest serving prisoner in Scotland.

Scottish Murders is a production of Cluarantonn

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Shout out to Kirstin for requesting this case be covered

Introduction Voice Talent by Eleanor Morton

Production Company Name by Granny Robertson

 

Music:

Dawn of the Fairies by Derek & Brandon Fiechter


Listener Suggestion - Tommy Guyan

Listener Suggestion - Tommy Guyan

Episode Summary

21 year old Henry Burnett sat alone in his prison cell contemplating his death sentence. He had been so sure that he would have secured a reprieve following a petition being started, however, as the execution date got closer, he was beginning to wonder if he had judged this very wrong.

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Listener Suggestion - West Bow Saints or Sinners?

Listener Suggestion - West Bow Saints or Sinners?

Episode Summary

Trigger warning, in this episode there’s some strong language, mentions of suicide and executions, discussions around sexual acts regarding animals that some people may find upsetting and adult themes, so listener discretion is strongly advised.

 

Major Thomas Weir not only had a distinguished military career but upon his retirement and move to the prestigious West Bow area of Edinburgh, he went on to become an upstanding member of Edinburgh society, a devote presbyterian, a well-respected Christian and an enthusiastic preacher, and the people of Edinburgh and the surrounding areas looked up to him and would regularly attend his prayer and preaching meetings, with him being given the nickname of The West Bow Saint. However, all that changed in 1670 when Major Thomas Weir made a shocking confession, which quickly turned him, in the eyes of the community, from a saint to a sinner.

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Production Company Name by Granny Robertson

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More To It? - The Shaun Ritchie Disappearance

The Shaun Ritchie Disappearance

Episode Summary

Two emergency service calls were received from a Halloween party Shaun Ritchie was at, the first asking for police to attend, the second, which was placed shortly afterwards, cancelled the request saying the police were no longer required to attend. Shaun Ritchie was reported missing two days later.

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Disappearance of Shaun Ritchie – Wikipedia

Missing Person Shaun Ritchie – Police Scotland

The strange disappearance of Shaun Ritchie from Scotland on Halloween Night — StrangeOutdoors.com

Shaun Ritchie: Police charge mother of missing teen

Missing Shaun Ritchie turns 22 today… Why do we still not know what happened to him 18 months ago?

The disappearance of Shaun Ritchie : UnresolvedMysteries

Sister of missing Fraserburgh man Shaun Ritchie appeals for fresh information four years after he was last seen

Fraserburgh man Shaun Ritchie: Still missing five years on

‘Someone has murdered my son’: Father of missing Fraserburgh man Shaun Ritchie fears worst – Daily Record

Mum of missing man Shaun Ritchie arrested and charged with wasting police time

The strange disappearance of Shaun Ritchie from Scotland on Halloween Night — Mysterious Stories Blog — StrangeOutdoors.com

Sister of missing man Shaun Ritchie from Fraserburgh posts emotional appeal on Facebook on the three-year anniversary of his disappearance

Police helicopter resumes search for missing Shaun Ritchie – Evening Express

Father of missing man Shaun thinks he was ‘murdered over debt’ – Evening Express

CCTV image of missing Shaun Ritchie released as search continues – BBC News

Helicopter used in hunt for missing Shaun Ritchie | The Scotsman

Mum of Shaun Ritchie tells of her daily torment since he vanished 2yrs ago

Science Used In Search For Missing North-East Man | News – Northsound 1

Father offers £10,000 reward for return of missing son – STV News Archive

Appeal For Information One Year After Shaun Ritchie’s Disappearance | News – Northsound 1

Clothes recovered in Shaun Ritchie search – Visit Fraserbugh – Visit Fraserbugh

UK – UK – Shaun Ritchie, 20, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 31 Oct 2014 | Page 2

Sister’s heartfelt plea on missing man’s 25th birthday – STV News Archive

Family heartache as son missing for a year | HeraldScotland

Police in appeal for Shaun six months on – Visit Fraserbugh – Visit Fraserbugh

Fresh appeal for Shaun Ritchie information | The Fraserburgh Herald

Fresh appeal as missing Shaun Ritchie search continues in Strichen area – BBC News

Makeover for Strichen’s White Horse | Buchan Observer

Strichen – Wikipedia

Mother of missing Shaun Ritchie: “Someone called police for help the night my son vanished”

Strichen Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland

Mormond Hill – Wikipedia

Fraserburgh – Wikipedia

Home – Missing People

Facebook – Search area

Petition · True truth for Shaun Ritchie · Change.org

Mother who reported son missing two years ago charged with wasting police time | Metro News

Petition · Justice for shaun · Change.org

HMICS | Home

Facebook – Find Shaun Ritchie

Farmhouse near where Shaun Ritchie was last seen put up for sale

‘Someone out there knows what happened to Shaun that night’ | STV News

Shaun Ritchie: Documentary explores Fraserburgh man’s disappearance

Report a missing person – Missing People

Sean O’Neil: I’m determined to help find the truth about Shaun Ritchie case

Shaun Ritchie documentary receives overwhelming response – D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.

Press & Journal makes 40-minute video in bid to find Shaun Ritchie – Journalism News from HoldtheFrontPage

DC Thomson Media documentary on missing man boosts engagement – WAN-IFRA

Family of missing Shaun Ritchie ‘continue to search and hope for answers’ on lead up to his 28th birthday – Aberdeen Live

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Produced and Edited by Dawn Young and Peter Bull

Production Company Name by Granny Robertson

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Scottish Wrestling Network Presents

9am - Mums, Mysteries and Murder Podcast Promo

5pm - Pod Chat - Mark Asquith Interview


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5pm - Which Murderer - S4 Ep31 Trusted Professions


More To It? - The Kevin McLeod Mystery

The Kevin McLeod Mystery

Episode Summary

In 1997, 24 year old Kevin McLeod was found dead in Wick Harbour having suffered massive internal injuries. 25 years later the McLeod family are about to find out whether Kevin’s death would be ruled a murder or a tragic accident.

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Kevin Mcleod death: Merseyside Police review 1997 death – BBC News

Kevin Mcleod death: ‘We have to put our trust in someone’ – BBC News

Kevin Mcleod death: Independent review of unsolved case – BBC News

Police issue fresh apology over harbour death case ‘failings’ – BBC News

Wick harbour death man Kevin McLeod’s case probed – BBC News

Wick man Kevin McLeod’s family in new police complaint – BBC News

Kevin Mcleod death: Police probe ‘new evidence’ – BBC News

Kevin Mcleod death: New review of police handling of case – BBC News

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Highlands and Islands | Police chief apologises to family

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Highlands and Islands | Force criticised in secret report

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Harbour death family press PM

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Highlands and Islands | Watchdog to review harbour death

Kevin Mcleod death: Police review team issues appeal – BBC News

Possible new detail on Wick man’s death in 1997 – BBC News

Kevin Mcleod death: New ‘witness’ interviewed by police – BBC News

Kevin Mcleod death: Family’s fresh frustration with authorities – BBC News

Kevin Mcleod death: Complaint about police probe upheld – BBC News

Police assessing Kevin Mcleod’s death in Wick in 1997 – BBC News

PressReader.com – Digital Newspaper & Magazine Subscriptions

Kevin Mcleod death: Bizarre delay in cold case investigation as cassette player needed for old tapes

Kevin Mcleod death report clears police and says he wasn’t murdered

Police Authority ordered to explain Wick man’s 1997 death | The Scotsman

It is time for the truth, say McLeod family as Merseyside officers conclude 15-month investigation into Wick death

Investigation into death of young Wick man due to be discussed by Scotland’s top legal officers

EXCLUSIVE | WATCH: Wick death witness revealed 20 years later | News – MFR

Grieving family’s 24-year fight for justice exposes a shameful abuse of power – Russell Findlay – Scottish Daily Express

Kevin McLeod: an unsolved death and police incompetence [Unexplained Death] : UnresolvedMysteries

Cops to re-examine case of Kevin McLeod whose body was found in Wick harbour 20yrs ago – and whose family says was murdered | The Scottish Sun

Family’s fury as police chief U-turns after telling them son was murdered – Daily Record

Family of Kevin McLeod demand probe into police failings 23 years after his death – Daily Record

Parents of man found dead in Wick in 1997 get personal apology from top cop | The Scottish Sun

Wikimedia-Creels Ballywalter harbour – Attribution Ross

Wick, Caithness – Wikipedia

John o’ Groats – Wikipedia

Castle of Old Wick | Historic Environment Scotland | History

Police Scotland – Wikipedia

Lord Advocate – Wikipedia

Scottish Murders is a production of Cluarantonn

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Produced and Edited by Dawn Young and Peter Bull

Voice Talent by Eleanor Morton

Production Company Name by Granny Robertson

Music:

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Gothic Wedding by Derek & Brandon Fiechter

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Bible John

Bible John

Episode Summary

In the 60s, many Glasgow residents were gripped by the dancing craze, and would regularly attend one of the many ballrooms around the city. However, in the late 60s, Glasgow was also gripped by something more sinister, Bible John.

 

Part One will cover the murders of Patricia Docker, Jemima McDonald and Helen Puttock and the subsequent investigations.

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Episode Summary

In the 60s, many Glasgow residents were gripped by the dancing craze, and would regularly attend one of the many ballrooms around the city. However, in the late 60s, Glasgow was also gripped by something more sinister, Bible John.

 

Part Two delves into the multiple opinions and theories surrounding the infamous Bible John and who he may have been.

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Husband of Bible John’s victim issues plea to identify witness in murder mystery | Glasgow TimesBible John: Remembering notorious serial killer’s victims – STV News ArchivePressReader.com – Bible John 50 years onFormer detective still convinced Bible John is behind bars – STV News ArchiveHusband of ‘Bible John’ murder victim in 1969 thinks it was the Yorkshire Ripper – Mirror OnlineDNA tests clear Bible John suspect | HeraldScotlandBible John murders: Angus Sinclair and Peter Tobin linked to killings | UK | News | Express.co.ukBible John: New potential suspects after fresh photofits of ‘bizarre’ serial killer | TV & Radio | Showbiz & TV | Express.co.ukExtended: Glasgow serial killer Bible John and the Barrowland killings | Glasgow TimesStory of Glasgow’s Bible John Murders takes to the stage in a new musical drama – Glasgow Live‘Bible John’s’ true identity – eerie new photofit and chilling Yorkshire Ripper theory – Mirror Online

Who were Bible John’s victims? | The Sun

Bible John: Pathologist’s new book continues hunt for truth about serial killer

I’m convinced I met Bible John, I didn’t make the link until I saw new photofit of serial killer | The Scottish Sun

The Hunt for Bible John: Who is Scots serial killer and why is he called that? | The Scottish Sun

The Victims of Bible John (1968-69)

Who is Peter Tobin and is he Bible John? – The Sun | The Sun

Peter Tobin and Glasgow’s Bible John Murders | Crime Traveller

The true story of Bible John and the Barrowland killings – Glasgow Live

As The Bride’s Veil Made A Bid For Freedom The ‘Groom Was Definitely Not Keen Let Anyone Know What A | Aberdeen Evening Express | Tuesday 26 August 1969 | British Newspaper Archive

Saturday November 1 1969 Murder hunt | Aberdeen Evening Express | Saturday 01 November 1969 | British Newspaper Archive

Police Set To Exhume Body Of ‘Bible John’ | Dundee Courier | Monday 29 January 1996 | British Newspaper Archive

Police Seek Consent To Exhameie ‘bible John9 | Aberdeen Press and Journal | Monday 29 January 1996 | British Newspaper Archive

Murder Hunt— Dancers Quizzed | Aberdeen Evening Express | Saturday 24 February 1968 | British Newspaper Archive

Police Discuss Three Murders | Aberdeen Evening Express | Wednesday 05 November 1969 | British Newspaper Archive

Ballroom M | Newcastle Journal | Tuesday 23 March 1993 | British Newspaper Archive

New Bible John Probe Ruled Out Further Investigation Into The Man Suspected Of Being The Killer Nicknamed Bible John Was | Dundee Courier | Saturday 27 July 1996 | British Newspaper Archive

Body Of Bible John Suspect Is Reburied | Dundee Courier | Thursday 16 May 1996 | British Newspaper Archive

Body exhumed | Aberdeen Evening Express | Thursday 01 February 1996 | British Newspaper Archive

Tests Begin Of Suspected | Aberdeen Press and Journal | Friday 02 February 1996 | British Newspaper Archive

Man’s Grove Link To `Bible John’ Murders | Liverpool Echo | Monday 29 January 1996 | British Newspaper Archive

Our Final Case History: Have You Joined The Great People Murder Hunt ? The De Dly Gospel Of | The People | Sunday 21 February 1971 | British Newspaper Archive

Lanarkshire – Wikipedia

Memory Lane – Dancing and Dance Halls

From the archive: romance at Glasgow’s dance halls | HeraldScotland

Thanks for the Memories: Relive city’s dancehall days | Glasgow Times

The huge Glasgow fire that cleared a path for the Savoy Centre in the 1970s – Glasgow Live

Bringing glory days of old Glasgow ballroom to life | Glasgow Times

Glasgow’s ‘super ballroom’ was the place to live, laugh and fall in love… | Glasgow Times

Barrowland Ballroom – Wikipedia

Bible John – Wikipedia

Is this the grave of Bible John? Police seek permission to exhume body | HeraldScotland

Douglas Skelton – The case that haunts a city

Peter Tobin – Wikipedia

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Tayside and Central | Timeline: Vicky Hamilton murder case

Peter Tobin guilty of Dinah McNicol murder | Crime | The Guardian

Peter Sutcliffe – Wikipedia

Husband of Bible John murder victim believes wife was killed by Yorkshire Ripper – Daily Record

The Lost British Serial Killer: Amazon.co.uk: Harrison, Paul, David Wilson: 8601410297565: Books

The Face of Bible John: The search for a Scottish Serial Killer (Murder World: Scotland Book 5) eBook : MacGregor, Steve: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

Chasing Killers: Three Decades of Cracking Crime in the UK’s Murder Capital eBook : Jackson, Joe: Amazon.co.uk: Books

The Lost British Serial Killer: Closing the Case on Peter Tobin and Bible John

by Paul Harrison, David Wilson

Synopsis

The definitive and explosive account of a harrowing murder case that has shocked Britain

Peter Tobin was already serving a life sentence for murder when he was charged with the murder of two young women – Vicky Hamilton and Dina McNichol, in November 2007. Both girls went missing in 1991. Their bodies were discovered by police in 50 Irvine Drive, Margate – where Tobin once lived.

In their new true crime investigation, Paul Harrison and Professor David Wilson examine this shocking case, including full details of Tobin’s trial. But perhaps even more importantly, they look into other similar cases around the country. With developments in DNA testing, the police are coming closer and closer to solving a range of terrible and high profile murders. There have been at least five major arrests in recent months, with further arrests sure to follow.

Harrison and Wilson investigate these cases, and ask how new DNA tests will change police investigations. But they also ask whether this will be enough to stop murderers in the future, and whether there are larger forces at work in society that need to be addressed before we can stop people from killing again and again.

The Face of Bible John: The search for a Scottish Serial Killer

by Steve MacGregor

Synopsis

In the late 1960s, dance halls were still popular in Glasgow. At the Barrowland Ballroom in the Bridgeton area of the city, queues were long on Friday and Saturday nights and anything up to two thousand people would spend the evening dancing to music provided by the resident band.

Then, in February 1968, a woman who had spent the evening at the Barrowland Ballroom was found murdered. It seemed that she had met her killer while dancing but police were unable to find any clue as to his identity. In August 1969, another woman went dancing at the same ballroom and was seen leaving with a tall, slim, handsome young man. Her body was discovered the following day. The circumstances of the two murders were very similar and police began looking for a single killer. They even commissioned a local artist to produce a painting of the murderer based on witness descriptions.

In October 1969, it happened again. Another woman was murdered after meeting her killer at the Barrowland Ballroom. But this time, the killer was seen by a number of witnesses and one even shared a taxi with him and his victim. Surely, it was only a matter of time before this murderer, who newspapers had started calling Bible John, was caught?

Fifty years later, we still don’t know the identity of this serial killer. There have been many theories and a number of potential suspects. Police cold-case reviews have used new technologies in the search for Bible John and several promising new leads have been identified. None have led to an arrest.

How can this be? How can a murderer select and spend time with his victims in a crowded public place where he was seen by large numbers of people and yet escape detection? The artist’s depiction of the killer was also said to be a very good likeness, so we even know what he looked like.

This book is a fresh look at this fascinating case and an attempt to understand how Bible John managed to escape detection and has continued to elude investigators for fifty years.

Chasing Killers: Three Decades of Cracking Crime in the UK’s Murder Capital

by Joe Jackson

Synopsis

Glasgow is known as the murder capital of Britain and no one understands why better than Joe Jackson. For over 30 years, Jackson worked the crime beat, first as a uniformed cop then as a seasoned murder squad detective. In this hard-hitting memoir of his most memorable cases, he reveals the reality behind chasing killers and other crooks in ‘No Mean City’.

As a young cop, Jackson was threatened by Glasgow’s most ruthless gangster, Arthur Thomson, and, as a fresh detective, he took part in the hunt for Bible John, Glasgow’s most shadowy serial killer. He locked up more than his fair share of paedophiles and sex beasts along the way and, as a veteran Senior Investigating Officer, he cracked the hardest homicide nut there is: a murder without a body. Jackson’s investigations have grabbed headlines, while his ‘collars’ have filled jails.

Chasing Killers will shock readers with its behind-the-scenes look at how murder probes are run. Every case is related with candour and humour, and is laced with the kind of detail that only an expert can provide.

Joe Jackson has been called the real-life Taggart, but this is no TV fantasy – this is real city police work: concrete hard, soot black and blood red.

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September's Theme

Scottish Murders is back from having a fantastic holiday in Scotland!!!

September’s theme will be Bible John.

Part one, available on 6th September, will cover the murders of Patricia Docker, Jemima McDonald and Helen Puttock and the subsequent investigations.

Part two, available on 20th September, will delve into the multiple opinions and theories surrounding the infamous Bible John and who he may have been.


Take Over - Crime Diner Podcast

Take Over -

Scottish Murders Introduces

Crime Diner Podcast
Hosted by Nydia, Dana and Cindy

Episode Summary

During World War II an all-female group of military aviators of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment was terrorizing Nazis under the stealth of the night sky. These women were nicknamed the Night Witches. They had nothing to lose and everything to gain.

 

Cindy goes full-on Russian with a one-pot meal called Plov because Night Witches don’t have time to cook. She made a sour cream cake called Smetannik that was worth leaving room for and for drinks we shared some amazing Moscow Mules.

 

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