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Survey of Scottish Witchcraft Database

Survey of Scottish Witchcraft
Scottish History, School of History and Classics, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Woodcut of a witch trial

Interactive Graphs

This graph compares the number of male and female accused witches between 1560 and 1740. We know the sex of all but a few accused witches. You can view cases from all of Scotland or see the proportion of male and female witches from one particular county.

Select county to graph (default is All Scotland):

Male accused:  

Female accused: