11 year olds to be locked up with the spirits in Inveraray Jail – for Comic Relief

11 year old Shira Macaskill has, with some of her friends, has arranged to be locked up in Inveraray Jail on Saturday 16th March in aid of Comic Relief.

All we can say is that if some of the known spirits afoot in this building manifest themselves, these brave young people will be calling for relief – and it won’t be comic.

Shira has been wanting to do her bit for Comic relief for years and she has now found an initiative she is determined to carry through – and has pretty well organised it by herself.

The friends were initially going to spend the night in the jail but Shira felt they would stand a better chance of raising more money for the charity if they were locked up during the day and got the benefit of the visitors to the jail seeing them in jail.

This girl is clearly set f0r a career in public relations, with so canny an awareness of the power of the image.

Shira’s father’s plan is for the girls to arrive at the jail, under escort, for its opening at 10am.

They will then be locked up until the jail closes in the evening.

We’ll be dropping in to see how they’re getting on and to support them. They’ll be glad to see everyone who comes¬† – but for those who can’t make it to the historic and renowned Inveraray Jail, Shira has opened a donations page here – Shira caught and caged -¬† online at Just Giving.

[They'll get pretty cold so we're recommending layers of thermals, gloves and double socks.]

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One Response to 11 year olds to be locked up with the spirits in Inveraray Jail – for Comic Relief

  1. Good Luck to the girls.

    When I visited the jail last year I noted that there had been children locked up there when the jail was in use. One such was Donald MacDonald from the Isle of Barra who was locked up for stealing a wheel of cheese in 1851. I know from personal knowledge that 1851 was the time of the worst clearances in Barra under Gordon of Cluny. This poor boy had either tried to steal food for his starving family or deliberately been caught – at least in jail he was guaranteed food.

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