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

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 of the sea shore of the farm of Muncraig, the origin of the name...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Jan 2018

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

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 small cave of natural construct situated by the edge of high water &...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Jan 2018

The Covenanter of Garrerie’s Cave near Port William & Whithorn #History #Scotland

  Garrerie’s Cave appears in the OS name book for Mochrum parish, Wigtownshire: ‘A cave on the shore of Knock tradition says that the Laird of Garrarie used to take refuge here during a period of religious persecution in Scotland hence...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Jan 2018

Backwoods Gunpowder Making.

Potassium Nitrate (Saltpeter) found in Australian caves. Lucas Cave, Jenolan Caves, the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. Making gunpowder is easy, but how do you obtain gunpowder ingredients in the wilderness? Did 18th century Woodsmen make their own...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 26 Apr 2016

The Curse of Peden’s Willow: The Mystery of Peden’s Cave near Mauchline #History #Scotland

This is a puzzling Peden cave, as it does not appear on the old OS maps or their name books. It also does not, to my knowledge, appear in twentieth-century history books that deal with sites which tradition connects to the Covenanter, Alexander Peden....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Nov 2015

Crichope Linn & Tales of the Covenanters #History

Did Claverhouse make a daring leap over the chasm at Crichope Linn? In Ellen Jane Guthrie’s popular Tales of the Covenanters he does, but it is a work of fiction… Crichope Linn © Walter Baxter and licensed for reuse. Crichope Linn is...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Oct 2015

The Covenanters’ Cave at Earn Craig

A cave used said to be used by the Covenanters lies below Earn Craig, a very remote location in Moffat parish, Dumfriesshire… Earn Craig © David Brown and licensed forreuse. According to the mid nineteenth-century OS name book for Earn Craig in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Nov 2014

Crichope Linn and the Covenanter’s Cave: Building Tradition

  Crichope Linn © Walter Baxter and licensed for reuse. Today, it is hard to spot Crichope Linn. Even from the road, there is little sign that this sublime site was visited by tourists such as Sir Walter Scott and Jane and Thomas Carlyle. However,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Apr 2014

The Lost Covenanters’ Cave at Airdrie

A lost Covenanters’ Cave lay on the northern bank of the North Calder Water in New Monkland parish, Lanarkshire. Today, the former site of it lies on the edge of Airdire. According to the OS Name Book of 1857: ‘A small cave at the base of an old...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 May 2013

The Covenanters and William Wallace’s Cave at Cleland

William Wallace, Alexander Peden and the Covenanters are commonly associated with caves in Scotland, but it is rare to find one in which both the Covenanters and Wallace allegedly hid. One such cave is Wallace’s Cave on the South Calder Water in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 May 2013

Alexander Peden’s Cave by the River Lugar in Ayrshire

Alexander Peden’s Cave at Auchinbay © david johnston and licensed for reuse. Peden’s Cave near Auchinbay farm in Ochiltree parish, Ayrshire, was first recorded in the OS Name Book of 1856: ‘This cave measures 6ft high, 4ft wide, and about 8ft long;...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Jan 2013

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