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26 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Episode 18:Tall tales of the cannibals of Scotland
This episode is all about two of the most famous groups of cannibals that lived in Scotland. Well as far as we can tell anyway! These tales now things of myth and folklore, that we tell our children to scare them into behaving....Yeah some of us do that. Christie Cleek is a mythical Scottish cannibal who lived during a famine in the mid-fourteenth century. The legend of Sawney Bean first appeared in the British chapbooks(rumour magazines of the day). His family was an ever growing ever hungry, cannibal group of about 45-48 people strong! Enjoy! s
39 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Episode 17: Worlds End Murders
Welcome to the worlds end, "behind these walls is the worlds end". Never has the inscription on the walls of the Worlds end pub become more true than in 1977, for Christine Eadie and Helen Scott. Nearly 40 years after the horrific murders of the girls, a man was finally brought to justice. Join me in finding out who and dive right into his past, where only more murder and violence lies. S
16 minutes | Aug 22, 2020
Court Round up #6
Here's another Court round up to stuff your headphones with! John sharp Snr was brutally killed in his own home over a cuppa Tea. By his own son! What brought this guy to do this brutal horrible deed. Lets find out! S
14 minutes | Aug 9, 2020
Courtround up #5
Hey Guys As I am working hard to get out to you a new international series (and I want to do it justice!) I have spent a bit more time focusing on researching this time round. So I have for you another court round up along with a little bit of chit chat. This one blew my mind that I had no idea this had happened. 100% this guy was something not right. Less murder more creeper. Enjoy s
57 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
Episode 16: Burke and Hare
Up the close and doon the stair, But and ben’ wi’ Burke and Hare. Burke’s the butcher, Hare’s the thief, Knox the boy that buys the beef. The Burke and Hare murders were a series of 16 killings committed between 1827-1828 in Edinburgh, Scotland. They were undertaken by William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses to Robert Knox for dissection at his anatomy lectures. Enjoy s
26 minutes | Jul 25, 2020
Court round up #4
Welcome to another episode of the court round up, where I go through some of the most recent cases of crime in Scotland over the past few weeks. Join me to find out what's been going on, who been getting up to what? s
27 minutes | Jul 18, 2020
Episode 15: The Mysterious murder of a Glasgow porn king
In 1979, Eddie Cotogno's bludgeoned body was discovered at his home in Dumbarton by a local policeman. After spotting smoke coming from the flat, the policeman forced his way into the home and called the fire brigade. After a search of the flat the police man came across Wee eddies body in the attic and hundreds of pornographic pictures lay out over his body. What people didn't know about wee Eddie, was that he was one of Glasgows main creators and distributors of porn in the 1970's. Come find out all about Wee Eddie. Seoni
17 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Court roundup #3
Hey guys! Welcome to episode 3 of our court round up! this one was supposed to get to you a while ago as you can see by the dates oops! i actully forgot i had this recorded so i came across it when i was clearing our my folders and thought id edit it up for this weeks episode. Enjoy your mini cases Let me know what you think on instgram and twitter lawlessscotland s
25 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Episode 14: The Human Crocodile
Edward William Pritchard was a GP who was from England, but now lived in Glasgow with his wife Mary. Dubbed the Human crocodile, after shedding very obvious crocodile tears for his dead wife and mother in law who her murdered in cold blood. join me to find out what happened and how the Human Crocodile's tale ends. I had an editors note but I have completely forgotten already! I post it on twitter when I Remember! Seonaid
43 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Episode 13: The murder of Alesha Macphail
Hey guys, So todays one is a heavy one. Wee Alesha was only 6 years old when she was brutally raped and murdered by 16 year old Aaron Campbell. Join me in discovering the events of july 2018. Aaron was a typical teen on the outside but clearly is something of not right on the inside. He dreamed of being a youtube star, popular at school, drank and smoked weed...because you know so cool. but what a lot of people didn't know was he was setting fires, killing cats and fantasizing about killing. Unfortunately his victum was bright beautiful little Alesha. May she rest in peace. also just a PS the audio quality is not the greatest to begin with...I am nothing but honest with you guys! I explain at the end, but also I realized half way through that my mic was goosed and changed to my new mic. so hopefully you can forgive me this one time and I pinky promise I will do better next time
82 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Episode 12: Dennis Nilsen
Hey guys and welcome to a very special episode. In this one myself and my guest Emma dive into the serial killer Dennis Nilsen. (Apologies in advance for audio as covid recording was a killer itself!) Dennis Nilsen was a Scottish serial killer and necrophile, active between 1978-1983 he is thought to have killed in the region of 16 men but he was only convicted of six murders and two attempted murders. Nilsen was sentenced to life imprisonment on November 4 1983 and ordered to serve a minimum term of 25 years. He spent the rest of his life in prison and on the 12th of may 2018 he died a pretty horrid death. Join us to find out how this sad lonely guy ends up being one of the most gruesome Scottish killer in our history.
22 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Court roundup #2
Hey guys join me in another court round up! Where we look at the most recent crimes in Scotland or crimes being solved and punished for that week! I am waring you now its not to be taken lightly! Seonaid
41 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Episode 11: Peter Manuel part 2
Part 2 of our case on Peter Manuel. Scotlands first serial killer. Convicted and hanged for 7 murders but thought to have killed at least 20 people. join me to find out the end of this horrendous spree of murders in central Scotland.
46 minutes | May 27, 2020
Episode 10: Peter Manuel
Peter Thomas Anthony Manuel (13 March 1927 – 11 July 1958) was an American-born Scottish serial killer who was convicted of murdering seven people across Lanarkshire and southern Scotland between 1956 and his arrest in January 1958, (and is believed to have murdered more than he was actual convicted) Prior to his arrest, the media nicknamed the unidentified killer "the Beast of Birkenshaw". Manuel was hanged at Glasgow's Barlinnie Prison; he was the second to last prisoner to die on the Barlinnie gallows. This is the first of two parts so buckle in for this wild ride!
31 minutes | May 20, 2020
Episode 9: Theresa Riggi
American-born Theresa Riggi murdered her three children in Edinburgh during the summer of 2010. Theresa Riggi was born Theresa Butimore in California, and she married Pasquale Riggi on September 30, 1989 they later moved around the world finally come to Scotland. Find out what lead Theresa- a loving parent commit the worst murders Edinburgh has seen in years!
2 minutes | May 14, 2020
Welcome to Lawless Scotland
Trailer for New up and coming Podcast LawlessScotland This podcast is a wee chat with your host Seonaid. All about everything murder cult and crime from Scotland so sit back relax and download your first episode today!
34 minutes | May 13, 2020
Episode 8: Steven Loughton
Steven from edinburgh Scotland one of three brothers, grew up in a deprived area with little money in the family. His brother the success story, won 2008 Celebrity Big Brother the hijack. Winning a lump sum of 50k! Unfortunately for the family 10 years later their luck has changed. When brother turns on brother only two remain....
40 minutes | May 6, 2020
Episode 7: Legends and Superstitions
Join me for something a bit different! Lets have a chat about some Scottish legends and superstitions this is only a few of the many many things we have going on in Scotland. This is not true crime just an FYI but definitely worth a listen for a bit of fun!
19 minutes | May 2, 2020
#1 The Court Round up
Hey here a little episode for you guys. The court round up will be just one or a few interesting cases from the last few weeks in the courts or news or even just something I've heard recently. All cases will be true crime/ spooky related! First one is a super bizarre drugs bust! Enjoy!
30 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
Episode 6: Henry Burnett- Last man Hanged in Scotland
Henry Burnett was the last man to be hanged in Scotland, at 8.00 am on Thursday, 15 August 1963, the 21-year-old was executed on Britain's newest gallows in front of a crowd of 200 people. Executioner Harry Allen and his assistant Samuel Plant performed the hanging. Shortly afterwards, Burnett's body was buried in an unmarked grave within the walls of the prison. What led him to this fate? In this episode we find out all about how jealousy and paranoia can lead to murder.
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