The mysteries of Scotland’s witches balls

It looks like a giant Christmas tree bauble, but the witch’s ball is said to have qualities far more powerful than those of a pretty adornment.
The witch’s ball has served many different purposes over the centuries and could often been found hanging in the windows of houses, particularly in Scotland’s fishing communities.
Chiara Montani, who works in collections and loans management at Historic Environment Scotland, said: “Objects of this kind are usually associated with dark magic and have been used for the protection of the household since the 17th century.
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