About Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697

Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697 (RWH1697) is a SCIO (charity) formed in 2012. We help bring to life the events of 1696/7 where an 11-year-old girl Christian Shaw accused 35 people of witchcraft. 7 of these local citizens were tortured, harangued and eventually put to their deaths. This was the last mass witch trial in Europe.

Once we are re-opened, we will be looking for active volunteers to help us staff the Hub, take-part in re-enactments and drama’s etc; help with our on-going research into the main characters in the story and help-out with events and walks.



Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697 is a Membership based Charity, and operates as A Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation No. SC043647. Our Board of Trustees is comprised of members from diverse backgrounds.

Our Board of Trustees is:
·Liz Gardiner, Chair
·Lynn Cook, Secretary
·Annette Whitelaw, Creative Director
·Brian McGuire, Social Media Director

Admin: Allan Thomson


To help support the ongoing work of RWH 1697 we are looking for new Charity Trustees to join our Board. We want to hear from enthusiastic people who would like to be members of this exciting and worthwhile project and who are willing to stand for election as Charity Trustees.

Please get in touch below!