The pages of a 350-year-old book used to record the names of those accused of witchcraft in Scotland have been published online at the Ancestry website:
The Names of Witches in Scotland, 1658 collection, was drawn up during a time when the persecution of supposed witches was rife.
The book also lists the towns where the accused lived and notes of confession.
The outbreak of witch-hunting in the years 1658-1662, the period in which the list of names was created, is generally seen to represent the high water mark of persecution of accused witches in Scotland.
In many cases, the victims were healers, part of a tradition of folk medicine. Their treatments sometimes helped poor communities but accusations of witchcraft could crop up if they did not work.