IT is a posh soirée for the great and the good of Edinburgh, by personal invite of the Lord Provost.
But the festivities in the City Chambers are rudely interrupted when the wartime air raid siren sounds, forcing guests to shelter underground in the depths of one of the Capital’s spookiest sites – the infamous Real Mary King’s Close.
By the time calm ensues and the lights come on, there has been a gruesome murder. And the killer is on the loose in the spooky, enclosed street.
Welcome to The Real Mary King’s Close’s murder mystery night, one of many events the tourist attraction is packing into its first ever Close Fest.
With Hallowe’en just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to scare yourself into oblivion – and staff are desperate to help.
They have put together a host of events taking place from October 31 to November 9, ranging from a “murderous make-up” workshop to overnight stays in the warren of streets nestled beneath the Royal Mile.
The murder mystery event, on November 9, is one of the programme’s highlights, and is set during the Second World War when