On VisitScotland's Outlander press trip, day two.
Yesterday we went to the Innerpeffray Library at the edge of the Highlands: one of the oldest libraries in the world.
There we met Lara Haggarty, a slender gamine-like lady with a huge passion for books. She is one of a long line of Keepers of the Books in one of the oldest lending libraries in the world.
Lara opened up volumes for me to look at that dealt with witchcraft and demonology. One was a treatise that said, in essence, "You people have to get real, there are no witches." Another was a book by King James himself that he wrote as a reply to the first called "Demonologie," basically saying, "Hell yeah, there are witches. And demons too!"
Then Lara took down a book with an illustration of MacBeth's witches--written about 100 years before Shakespeare. A book lover's dream. Diana Galbaldon take note!