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Helping the Escape of the Black Loch Covenanters in 1684 #History #Scotland

11 February 2018

On Sunday 8 June, James Renwick field preached to a large body of Covenanters near Drumlach by the Black Loch. They then rode south via lands of Stane and Redmyre, where they drank...

Ambushed at the Inn: The Queensferry Incident of 1680 #History #Scotland

21 January 2018

On 3 June, 1680, Donald Cargill was wounded in a dramatic ambush at an inn known as The Palace, or the Covenanters House, in South Queensferry. Today, the street name ‘Covenanters...

A Covenanter Hideout: Duncan’s Cave, near Kirkandrews, Galloway #History #Scotland

19 January 2018

According to a later tradition in the OS name book, Duncan’s Cave in Borgue parish in Galloway was where a Covenanter hid: ‘A natural cave in the face of a precipitous portion...

A Covenanter’s Cave: Begg’s Hole, between Wigtown and Whithorn #History #Scotland

17 January 2018

According to a later tradition in the OS name book for Sorbie parish in Wigtownshire, a cave not far from Garliestown known as Begg’s Hole was where a Covenanter hid: ‘A...