Black Lady of Scar

£15.00

1 dark chocolate and mocha crunch Viking whalebone plaque dragonhead.

1 milk chocolate Viking whalebone plaque dragonhead.

2 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

1 dark chocolate and mocha crunch Viking whalebone plaque dragonhead.

1 milk chocolate Viking whalebone plaque dragonhead.

Price includes postage and packaging within the UK & EU/EEA.

The Black Lady of Scar is a ghost story from the island of Sanday, Orkney. Scar is the name of a large house and estate there, on whose land was found the Viking boat burial containing the whalebone plaque with the two horse- or dragonheads, modelled in chocolate here. The story goes that the landowner, or Laird, of Scar, John Traill, in the early 1800s murdered his wife. He had lived in India for many years, and made money there, and married an Indian woman. However, when returning to his estate in Orkney, he didn’t want to bring his wife with him, so he threw her overboard from the ship on his way back. His wife’s last words were: “I’ll be with you at Scar, living or dead” and indeed she haunted the house of Scar forevermore as the Black Lady of Scar.