MSP launches consultation on Bill to pardon thousands convicted of witchcraft
Natalie Don hopes the Bill will send a message to other countries that witchcraft convictions are ‘deplorable’.
Thousands of convicted witches could be legally pardoned after almost 300 years
Natalie Don has launched consultation on a Member's Bill to 'right the historic wrong of witchcraft convictions'
Scotland mulls pardoning thousands convicted of witchcraft
A Scottish lawmaker has launched a bid to posthumously pardon thousands of people, mostly women, who were convicted of witchcraft centuries ago
Thousands of ‘witches’ could be posthumously pardoned in Scotland
Thousands of people, mostly women, were convicted in Scotland under the Witchcraft Act of 1563.
Thousands convicted of witchcraft could be pardoned under new bill
Around 4,000 Scots are estimated to have been accused of the crime, which was in law until 1736, with around 85% of those convicted being women.
Thousands Of Women Convicted Of Witchcraft Could Be Pardoned In Scotland
Scotland killed five times as many people accused as witches than anywhere else in Europe, according to the campaign group Witches of Scotland.