Media release: Intrepid team from The Spires brave haunted castle for charity

THREE members of staff from Scottish serviced apartments business, The Spires, will be risking a terrifying night on Saturday, February 26 in what is described as “one of Scotland’s most haunted castles”.

Their bravado is all for a good cause as their overnight vigil in 16th century Castle Menzies in Perthshire, will be raising money for the Children’s Voice Appeal and The Spires’ adopted charity, Childline.

The intrepid trio are Karen Barbour, accommodation manager; Debra Lorimer, reservations manager; and Craig Duguid, national sales manager.

Commenting on the vigil, Craig Duguid said: “It’s said that there are something like 20 ghosts in Castle Menzies, with visitors reporting many unexplained occurrences – including voices, laughter and the figure of a young boy who has been seen running up and down the stairs.

“I’m really not concerned, for the moment. But, I suppose, I’ll have to wait to see how the three of us will feel when we’re alone in an old castle in the middle of the night!

“The main purpose, though, is to raise money for Childline, which provides a free 24-hour helpline for children who are distressed or in danger. It’s a very worthy cause, which has been The Spires’ adopted charity for the past five years.”

The Spires is a leading UK serviced apartments operator with 105 suites at three locations in Aberdeen, Birmingham and Glasgow.

The Spires’ ghost busting team sponsorship page is at

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