There’s been a murder … at Leith Hall

A body has been found, the police have cordoned off the whole area, the crime scene team that you are leading have moved in…

Can you crack the case?

CSI: Leith Hall this weekend is the latest brilliant crime and mystery event devised by the Absafe team and written by crime writer Bill Kirton.

This is a family event where children and adults move from room to room in Leith Hall looking for clues, dusting for fingerprints, testing DNA under microscopes,  interviewing suspects last seen at the crime including the butler and the maid and attempting to find out ‘who dunnit’.

Absafe who have devised this year’s event are a safety charity based in Aberdeen, this is the second year they have created a CSI event for the Festival using drama students from Aberdeen College to play the parts of the witnesses and real DNA experiment equipment from the Forensics Lab.

Fiona Watson Development Manager at Absafe said: “We are really excited to be working with the Festival on CSI: Leith Hall. Last year our CSI at Haddo House was a huge success but this year what we have created, using one of Bill Kirton’s brilliant plots, is far more exciting, it’s full of twists, what ifs and medical evidence to help participants really understand the mind of the murderer and get to grips with solving crimes. “

Emma Henderson, Festival Producer said: “Leith Hall has a long association with ghosts and historical crime and we are delighted to be able to stage this year’s CSI in such an atmospheric and truly chilling place.”

Tickets for CSI:Leith Hall can be booked in advance, £5/£3, family £12, The Event runs at Leith Hall from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 19th October and Sunday 20th October.

The Unsolved Festival runs on Saturday 19th October and Sunday 21st. Over the weekend visitors will be able to enjoy storytelling, CSI:Leith Hall and wildlife CSIs at Leith Hall. At Castle Fraser there is a talks programme by crime writers including Alanna Knight who spent several nights at Leith Hall and had many ghostly encounters where she heard crystal clinking and felt as if she was being smothered as she lay sleeping with her husband in bed. At Haddo Country Park there is Operation Espionage a chance to work undercover, meet secret agents and attempt to identify the whereabouts of a Norwegian spy.

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