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The Devil

The Devil

The devil was a prominent figure during the Renfrewshire Witch Hunt. Indeed, without him the hunt would not have been possible, as he underpinned the belief system that made people fear the threat of witches in the community. We have taken time to make sure we ask people about their opinions on this colourful character in the story of 1697

The place of the devil in 1697

Kenny McLennan gives his opinion on how beliefs in the devil may have influenced people during the time of the Renfrewshire Witch Hunt

Thinking about the devil

Hugh McLachlan considers the image he has in his mind when he is asked to think about the devil

Folk beliefs in the devil

Wendy Wilshire considers environmental and psychological factors that would have encouraged belief in the devil and the supernatural in 1697, as well as the role of the Church