Survey of Scottish Witchcraft, 1563 - 1736 

  • Julian Goodare (Creator)
  • L YEOMAN (Creator)
  • Lauren Martin (Creator)
  • Joyce Miller (Creator)



*.txt are the 38 Unicode (UTF-8) text database tables. witches_schema.sql is the SQL schema for the Witchcraft database. witchcraft_survey_2003v.mdb is the MS Access 2003 Witchcraft survey database. Witchcraftsurvey_download.pdf is the database documentaiton and description file.


The Survey of Scottish Witchcraft is the result of a two-year project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), grant no. R000239234. The primary goal of the project was to create a database of people accused of witchcraft in Scotland between 1563 and 1736. The database was designed to enable the public and academic researchers to examine biographical and social information about accused witches; cultural and sociological patterns of witchcraft belief and accusation; community, ecclesiastical and legal procedures of investigation and trial, national and regional variations; and the chronology and geography of witchcraft accusation and prosecution.

Data Citation

Goodare, Julian; Yeoman, Louise; Martin, Lauren; Miller, Joyce. (2010). Survey of Scottish Witchcraft, 1563 - 1736, [Dataset]. University of Edinburgh. School of History, Classics and Archaeology.
Date made available18 Aug 2010
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare

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