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In which the Author undertakes a world tour of Scotland….


scotland-cottages-mapOver the next week I’m appearing at various venues and events throughout Scotland, stunning audiences into submission with my patented technique involving bluster, arms-waving and cunningly illustrated Keynote presentations.


On Friday 22 February I’m in Stenhousemuir, talking about Scottish Lore and Legend to Scouts from the Forth Valley.


On Monday 25 February I’m addressing the Dunkeld and Birnam Historical Society on the subject of ‘Paranormal Perthshire’. The event is at the Birnam Institute [http://www.birnamarts.com/index.asp?cookies=True] at 7.30pm and is open to all, although there will be a small charge at the door for non-members.


Then on Wednesday 27 February I’m talking about ‘Sex, Lies and Poltergeists at the Argyle Street branch of Waterstones in Glasgow. This free event starts at 7pm and will be followed by a signing for Poltergeist over Scotland.


Finally, on Thursday 28 February you can take in ‘An Evening of Murder with Geoff Holder’ at the Loch Leven Community Campus in Kinross. Featuring mysterious, unsolved and gruesome crimes, this talk starts at 6.30 and there’s a small entrance fee. []


See you around.



In which the Author talks poltergeists at the Ghost Club…


Poltergeist Over ScotlandThis weekend I’m honoured to be the repeat guest at the Scottish branch of the estimable Ghost Club, at The Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB. The event kicks off at 1pm on Saturday 16th.


Here’s the official invite:


On Saturday 16 February 2013, Ghost Club Member, Geoff Holder will be presenting his talk on “Poltergeist Over Scotland”.  The first ever history of Scottish poltergeist cases – an astonishing array from the 17th century to the modern day. 

Poltergeist activity, with its noises, flying objects, floods and fires, has baffled investigators for centuries. Geoff Holder’s new book Poltergeist over Scotland is the first ever history of Scottish poltergeists, with 134 cases covering almost 400 years of alleged supernatural events. Witches, demons, ghosts and hoaxers populate a canvas of commonsense-defying mysteries that stretches from the year 1635 to the present day. Geoff Holder is also the author of the recently-published What Is a Poltergeist? – Understanding Poltergeist Activity, in which he explores in detail the nine principal theories that have been advanced to explain poltergeists.


Geoff is the author of 25 books on the paranormal and peculiar. His talk ‘Sex, Lies and Poltergeists’ was a hit at The National Trust for Scotland’s ‘Unsolved’ Crime and Mystery Festival in 2012. Join Geoff for an energetic illustrated canter through a bevy of poltergeist cases from the Glasgow area and beyond. Expect scenes of destruction, chaos and pointless violence from the very beginning.


For this event we have to charge an entry price of £10.00, this includes a buffet provided by the Tron Theatre.

This talk is being presented for Ghost Club members and friends and if you would like to attend please email Derek Green, Investigations Officer at investigations@ghostclub.org.uk
The Tron Theatre bar will be open for this event so please come along to support Geoff and enjoy a drink in excellent company.

Please bring your friends along for an excellent afternoon.




In which the author gives a talk on mysteries in Coupar Angus…



  • Big cats…
  • A destructive 18th century meteorite (or was it a UFO?)…
  • Fairy child-theft (or were they alien abductions?)…
  • Queen Guinevere, torn apart by wild dogs and now a local fertility goddess…
  • Bodysnatchers and murderous ‘Burkers’…


 These are the local mysteries I’ll be covering in the talk ‘Perthshire Mysteries and Murders’ on Wednesday 12th October in Coupar Angus Library. Geographically, the subjects range across East Perthshire, from Blairgowrie and Coupar Angus to Alyth and Meigle.  If you’re in the area, please come along – all are welcome.


The details: Coupar Angus Library, Union Street, Coupar Angus, 7.30pm, Wednesday 12th October. Tickets on the door. Contact 01250 872905.