THERE have been some strange goings on at Jedburgh Castle Jail throughout October - and things are going to get even spookier at the end of the month.

Dead Borders has comprised of a series of events and workshops to tie in with the school holidays and Halloween.

And on Sunday, October 28, things will come to a grizzly climax with a family afternoon of slime-making, pumpkin carving, tots’ story-telling and Dr Mort’s dissection table.

In the evening things get even more haunted with eerie walks taking place inside the castle walls in search of its ghostly inhabitants.

The spooktacular series of events takes place in the historically significant Georgian jail - the finest remaining Howard reform prison in Scotland - and gives visitors a taste of what life was like in an 1820s prison.

Jeddart Justice in Scots refers to hanging a man first and trying him afterwards.

And the jail saw many executions in its time, giving the castle a reputation still held to this day for ghostly-sightings.

Shaureen Lammie, education and outreach officer at charity Live Borders, said: “Jedburgh Castle Jail is one of the most haunted sites in Scotland and is perfect for the Dead Borders Halloween activities.

“There is something for everyone at our family day, with crafts for children, pumpkin carving for the whole family and a spooky themed story time for toddlers.

“The ghost walks in the evening will prove popular - grown men have trembled with fear and have said they would not return to the ghost evenings - do you dare take?”

Family Fun Afternoon tickets are priced £5 per child includes all activities, ghost walks take place at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm on Sunday, October, 28.

Minimum age for children is six and maximum age for child ticket is 14.

The Halloween activity booklet, which costs £2.50, and trail will be available until October 31.