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Evil walks among us. A true-crime podcast based in Scotland.

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Evil walks among us. A true-crime podcast based in Scotland.

    Dr Brenda Page

    Dr Brenda Page

    On Friday, July 14, 1978, Dr Brenda Page - a well known and respected scientist –  was not responding to frantic knocking on the door of her flat in Aberdeen’s West End...----Writing and Scripting – JSVocals & Editing – JSProduction – Matt KSoundtracking - Matt KMusic under license from epidemicsound. Tracklist upon request.----Sources----Many thanks to the sponsor of today's episode "June's Journey". Download their app here at http://onelink.to/ykz5f2 ----If you think you know anything about this crime which may be of use to the Police, please contact the non-emergency number 111, or alternately report anonymously at Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

    • 40 min
    Marion Gilchrist and Oscar Slater

    Marion Gilchrist and Oscar Slater

    On December 21, 1908, Marion Gilchrist knocked firmly three times on the floor of her West Princes St apartment. This was a warning signal she had informed her neighbours she would only use in the event that her life was in grave danger….----CreditsWriting and Scripting – Matt KVocals & Editing – JSProduction – Matt KSoundtracking - Matt KMusic under license from epidemicsound. Tracklist upon request.----SourcesConan Doyle for the Defence: A Sensational Murder, the Quest for Justice and the World's Greatest Detective Writer, Margalit Fox [2018]National Records of Scotland on Oscar Slater: https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/learning/features/the-case-of-oscar-slaterArthur Conan Doyle – The Case of Oscar Slater, available at: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks12/1202651h.htmlThe Trial of Oscar Slater, William Roughead - available at: gutenberg.net.au/ebooks12/1202651h.htmlSquare Mile of Murder, Jack House [1961]The Case of Oscar Slater, Normey, Robert. Law Now; Edmonton Vol. 30, Iss. 6, (Jun/Jul 2006): 1-2.In the Matter of Oscar Slater Moss, Robert A. The Baker Street Journal; Maynard Vol. 64, Iss. 3, (Autumn 2014): 27-32,80.OSCAR SLATER: THE COMPENSATION QUESTIONThe Scotsman (1921-1950); Edinburgh, Scotland [Edinburgh, Scotland]01 Aug 1928: 11. C304FEEPQ/1?accountid=16574The chilling curse of Glasgow’s ‘Square Mile of Murder’Glasgow city centre might not seem like a particularly spooky place, but it’s hiding a dark secret. Four of Scotland’s […], iNews, G McDonald, Oct 6, 2017----SponsorsThank you to the sponsor of today's episode, the game June's Journey. Download it for free here: http://onelink.to/ykz5f2 ----Reply to Arthur Conan Doyle from Oscar Slater upon his release (verbatim), Sir Conan Doyle, you breaker of my shackels, you lover of truth for justice sake, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the goodness you have shown towards me.My heart is full and almost breaking with love & gratitude for you [and] your wife dear Lady Conan Doyle and all the upright men and women, who for justice sake (and that only) have helped me, me an outcast.Till my dying day I will love and honor you and the Dear Lady, my dear, dear Conan Doyle, yet that unbounded love for you both, makes me only sign plainly.Yours,Oscar Slater

    • 1 hr
    Margaret Fleming

    Margaret Fleming

    What happens if the entire system that should check on someone’s welfare fails to notice that anything is wrong?On October 28, 2016, a call was made by Edward Cairney & Avril Jones to the local police station to report a lady in their care, Margaret Fleming, missing.----Writing and Scripting – JSVocals – JSProduction and Editing– JSSoundtracking - Matt KMusic under license from epidemicsound. Tracklist upon request.----Thank you to the sponsors of today's episode, Peebles for the People. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts!----Murder Timeline – Margaret Fleming, Daily Record, C McEvoy, 14 Jun 2019Murder Trial: the story behind the Margaret Fleming case, S Mullen, 4 Jan 2019, Herald ScotlandMargaret Fleming: How do you solve a murder without a body? BBC 17 Jul 2019, P O'HareMargaret Fleming: The teenager who was forgotten for 17 years, P O'Hare, 14 Jun 2019, BBCMargaret Fleming's carers claim she is still alive, BBC 8 Oct 2017, NewsdeskMargaret Fleming trial: Accused 'met missing woman in London', 22 May 2019, BBC, NewsdeskMargaret Fleming murder: what happened after she disappeared, and how killers Edward Cairney and Avril Jones were caught: It was a case that shocked Scotland, as Fleming was never reported missing and her body has never been found, D Rajani, iNews, Jan 9 2020SOCIAL workers failed to take action after a 'concerning visit' to property where murder-accused Edward Cairney and Avril Jones were allegedly caring for Margaret Fleming, 10 May 2019, Greenock Telegraph, newsdeskHMA v Edward Cairney and Avril JonesMargaret's carers are remanded, Murray, Graeme. Daily Record; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]04 Nov 2017: 19.Hunt for missing Margaret Fleming 'will become a murder probe'Wilkie, Stephen. Express (Online); London (UK) [London (UK)]18 Dec 2016.Trial of carers accused of murdering Margaret Fleming collapses: The trial of Edward Cairney and Avril Jones who are accused of murdering missing Margaret Fleming more than 18 years ago has collapsed. 18 Oct 2018, The Scotsman, NewsroomBBC given permission to film Margaret Fleming murder trial, S Mullen, 14 Jun 2019, Glasgow TimesLawyers involved in trial of carers who killed Margaret Fleming talk about TV documentary, S Mullen, Glasgow Times, 4 Jan 2020'DEAD BEFORE ME' Top QC reveals Margaret Fleming’s killer Edward Cairney made chilling ‘you’ll be dead before me’ remark to him, M Bendoris, 3 Jan 2020, Scottish SunMargaret Fleming inquiry postponed by council, S Lochrie, Glasgow Times, 26 April 2020Murder Trial: The Disappearance of Margaret Fleming, BBC Scotland Documentary aired Jan 2020.

    • 53 min
    Vikki McGrand

    Vikki McGrand

    Vikki McGrand messaged Gavin Boyd on the 26th of August 2008 to arrange a lend of some money to help see her through the next couple of weeks. They agreed to meet at the Wetherspoon’s Pub in Ayr that same evening…….  CreditsWriting and Scripting – Matt KVocals – JSProduction – Matt KMusic under license from epidemicsound. Tracklist upon request. SourcesReport on killer kept secret... to safeguard his rights [Scot Region] Grant, Graham. Daily Mail; London (UK) [London (UK)]28 Jan 2011: 7.Cross-dressing sex beast is jailed for 20 years after murdering women he feared would reveal secret, C McDonald, The Sun, 1 Jul 2012Scandal of Jail’s ‘kosher’ convicts whose diet costs you £5k a week. That’s all 100 of them. S Rose, Scottish Mail on Sunday, 21 Aug 2016.Man on trial for murder of Vikki McGrand: TRAGIC Vikki McGrand tried to blackmail her alleged killer in the weeks leading up to her death, a court was told. Newsroom, Daily Record, 21 May 2010Multi Agency Significant Case Review into the Management of Gavin Boyd 1 Nov 2012.Tragic Vikki's lover 'beat her up' EXCLUSIVE JAILED BOYFRIEND FREED AFTER HER DEATH.,, Billy Paterson, Sunday Mail, Sep 7 2008 YOU DID: THIS KILLER ENJOYED TAKING SEEDY SNAPS OF 20-YEAR-OLD BEFORE KILLINGHER..SO WHO PAID FOR HIS CAMERAS? EXCLUSIVE Paterson, Billy.Sunday Mail; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]30 May 2010: 10.Killer ran up £600 bill for sex chat calls, V Weldon, The Herald, 2 Nov 2012SOCIAL WORK URGED ME TO MAKE PEACE WITH MY BROTHER ..THEN HEMURDERED MY              FIANCE: Agony over kindness that led to killing Paterson, Billy.Sunday Mail; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]18 July 2010: 41.Tragic Vikki's lover 'beat her up': EXCLUSIVE JAILED BOYFRIEND FREED AFTER HER DEATH Paterson, Billy.Sunday Mail; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]07 Sep 2008: 9.McGrand Tribute Page, Kilmarnock Standard, June 12, 2015.12th August 2009 Vikki's Murder Charge, Troon Times, NewsroomCops probe tagged fiend on girl death Sharpe, Nick.The Sun; London (UK) [London (UK)]11 Sep 2008: 21. Sex-fiend tranny's 20 years for killing [Scot Region] Riley, Wilma. The Sun; London (UK) [London (UK)]27 May 2010: 16. Sex beast killer gets 20 years Anonymous.Evening Times; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]27 May 2010: 19.Killer sex beast 'well managed' [Edition 4] McLean, Marc.Daily Record; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]02 Nov 2012: 26.

    • 46 min
    Moira Anderson

    Moira Anderson

    When her grandmother had mentioned that there was no butter to cook the supper on the evening of Feb 23, 1953, doting granddaughter Moira Anderson noted that she was happy to make the short journey to from her Muiryhall Street home to Coatbridge town centre to help her family out….CreditsWriting and Scripting – Astrid McClymont (https://www.upwork.com/o/profiles/users/~014b9c709d4be73aaa/)Vocals – JSProduction – Matt KMusic under license from epidemicsound and from Kevin MacLeod, under creative commons. Tracklist upon request.SponsorsBig thanks to the sponsor of today's episode Best Fiends. You can find their 5 star rated mobile puzzle game on the Apple App Store and Google Play. You won't regret it!Similarly, we have an ad for our friends at True Crime Couple after the episode. Their podcast has us hooked. Give it a listen and let us know what you think! Tell them JS and Matt sent you!Sourceshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-39374162#:~:text=No%20human%20remains%20have%20been,%2Dyear%2Dold%20Moira%20Anderson.https://news.stv.tv/west-central/1381515-moira-anderson-murder-police-search-canal-60-years-on?tophttps://moiraanderson.org/about-maf/moira-anderson-her-case-10-frequently-asked-questions/https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/370402/Moira-search-sparks-fears-of-Fred-West-s-hidden-Scots-victimshttps://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/alexander-gartshore-incriminated-himself-on-tape-1532199https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/exclusive-52-years-on-family-1010916 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-39063616https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/368047.Where_There_Is_Evil,

    • 55 min
    Shamsuddin Mahmood

    Shamsuddin Mahmood

    The Orkney Islands are a spot of particular beauty in Scotland’s Highlands and Islands. Life on Mainland, the largest of Orkney’s Islands, is both peaceful and idyllic. In April of 1994, a 26-year-old waiter, Shamsuddin ‘Shamol’ Mahmood, moved up from London to experience life on Mainland and work in the Mumutaz Restaurant in Kirkwall. On June 2, 1994, at 7:15 pm, a man in a balaclava entered the restaurant….CreditsPrimary Audio recorded by JSResearch by Matt KScripting/Production by Matt KBackground Audio courtesy of Epidemic Sound (epidemicsound.com)SourcesSkills Development Scotland – Equality Data on OrkneyIraq war hero guilty of Orkney waiter murder , Telegraph, 20 Jun 2008, S JohnsonThe Sniper’s Story, The Black Watch Firearms Specialist who hid a murderous secret, W Clarkson 2019Crimewatch October 1994: Shamsuddin Mahmood, BBCMurder conviction for Iraq war hero ends 14-year mystery of Indian restaurant shooting, Independent, 21 Jun, 2008, C MilmoSo why is such a public murder still unsolved? In 1994 this waiter was shot dead in front of diners at an Orkney restaurant. Three years later an island policeman was jailed for perverting the course of justice, having concealed evidence, 16 Oct 2004, Newsroom, The HeraldRacist murderer Michael Ross shows no remorse as he breaks 19-year silence over assassination of Indian waiter on Orkney, Daily Record, 7 Jul 2013, S SmithOrkney killer Michael Ross 'tried to escape from prison van', BBC Online, 12 Aug 2014MURDER SUSPECT HELD 13 YEARS AFTER INDIAN WAITER GUNNED DOWN ; Soldier, 28, nicked as cops review case: [North Edition] McDonald, Craig. Daily Record; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]23 May 2007: 7.'It's like knowing where you were when Elvis died' REACTION: The murder of Shamsuddin Mahmood sent shockwaves through an island community, Ross, David. The Herald; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]21 June 2008: 2.LIFE FOR CURRY HOUSE ASSASSIN: Racist blasted waiter at 15 Judge slams Nazi squaddie, Moore, Ron. The Daily Mirror; London (UK) [London (UK)]18 Oct 2008: 15.[pounds]100,000 bid to free killer of Orkney waiter, Love, David. Daily Mail; London (UK) [London (UK)]07 Nov 2008: 43.WAR HERO UNMASKED AS RACIST MURDERER: Soldier guilty of killing Orkney waiter at age of 15 Madeley, Gavin. Daily Mail; London (UK) [London (UK)]21 June 2008: 1‘This is a murder by a masked gunman. The Crown evidence removesthe mask ..and we are all left staring at Michael Ross' PROSECUTOR BRIANMcCONNACHIE QC: JIGSAW CLAIM OVER ORKNEY SHOOTING, Riley, Wilma. Daily Record; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]18 June 2008: 10.Police officer at murder scene 'was father of the accused' Trial begins into waiter's shooting in Orkney, Campsie, Alison. The Herald; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]13 May 2008: 4.KILLING SHOCKED ISLAND: [SCOTS Edition], Williams, Alexandra. The Mirror; London [London]28 May 1997: 17.MURDER ACCUSED 'A SNIPER IN ARMY': Waiter shooting trial dad's claim, McIlwraith, Gordon. Daily Record; Glasgow (UK) [Glasgow (UK)]12 June 2008: 14.Woman 'saw murder accused in balaclava' Anonymous. Daily Mail; London (UK) [London (UK)]30 May 2008: 40.

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4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

fheydyf ,

Hidden Gem

This is EASILY in the top 3 of all True Crime podcasts, yet it still seems to be a lot less well known than some that are miles behind it in terms of quality. Everything about this is fantastic - I just wish there were more episode to binge on. I don’t dish praise out lightly, but Skinwalker is an absolute diamond. Keep them coming 🖤

Arlene-O ,

First class!

Such an excellent and well researched podcast. Very much in the Casefile style which is not a bad thing. Good to hear some in-depth Scottish True Crime. Highly recommended.

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Amazingggggg

Just found this podcast and it is amazing can’t stop listening

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