Write a spooky story to win a class trip to Mary King’s Close

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Children from schools around Edinburgh are being invited to write new spooky stories in a competition being run by The Real Mary King’s Close, with an exclusive “trick or treat” prize for the award winning entry – and their whole class.

Throughout September and October, children will be encouraged to write spooky stories based on the underground close of Edinburgh’s High Street, either taking inspiration from some of the real characters who lived and worked there, or creating a whole new cast of characters for a Hallowe’en tale. The best entry will win the chance of a free visit to The Real Mary King’s Close to “trick or treat” on the famous cobbles.

Children can enter the competition either individually, in groups, or as a whole class. Up to 30 children can take part on the close “guising” visit as the prize. Entrants must be aged between six and 13 years old. Entries should be submitted through the class teacher, and received at The Real Mary King’s Close no later than Monday October 8.

Details on 0131 225 0678 or www.realmarykingsclose.com