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Shakespeare and National Walking Month

It’s still National Walking Month, when everyone is encouraged to get out and increase the amount of walking they do. We don’t all have lovely countryside to walk around so inevitably some of our walks are a bit mundane. Over the last few...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 20 May 2019

Walking with Simon Armitage and Shakespeare

Simon Armitage Congratulations to Simon Armitage, who was appointed Poet Laureate on 11 May 2019. It’s a strange job, nominally the official court poet, though these days it isn’t important to write new poems for royal occasions. It’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 13 May 2019

The Covenanter Killed at Lagdow Cairn #History #Scotland

According to later tradition, a Covenanter named Dow was killed by the notorious Grierson of Lag at Lagdow Cairn, which is located in the hills to the west of Dalveen in Nithsdale. The cairn was first recorded in the OS name book for Durisdeer parish...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 May 2018

Daniel Defoe’s Enterkin Pass Rescue of Covenanters in 1684 #History #Scotland

In 1717, Daniel Defoe published a dramatic account of the rescue at Enterkin Pass of Covenanter prisoners on 30 July, 1684. Defoe claimed that thirty-seven men conducted the rescue after their minister and prisoners were seized at a field preaching. The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 May 2018

The Covenanter Who Hid at the Souter’s Stone in Cleugh of Eglon #History #Scotland

According to later tradition, a Covenanter hid at the Souter’s Stone, a very remote site in the Galloway Hills at the southern end of Loch Grannoch in Girthon parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. The Souter’s Stone lies in the Cleugh of Eglon, that...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Jan 2018

James Nisbet’s Escapes in Nithsdale in July 1685 #History #Scotland

Among the locations where the Covenanter James Nisbet narrowly escaped from government forces were two locations in Nithsdale, which appear to relate to one of James Renwick’s preachings in July, 1685. ‘At Frier-Midden-moor’, i.e., Friarminnan,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 Jan 2018

Finding “Lost” Landscapes of the Covenanters in Galloway: Making #History. #Scotland

Can you find some ‘lost’ historical sites and landscapes of the Covenanters in Galloway? These places used to live in the imaginations of folk in Galloway, but now have mostly slipped beyond memory. None of them are in the guidebooks. This...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Jun 2017

The Might and Majesty of Glencoe

Glencoe is a beautiful part of Scotland that is rich, not just in landscape, but also history so today we thought we share a little bit about why we love the spot so much. Firstly, the landscape. You cant help but love the drama and scale of Glencoe,...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 9 Jun 2017

Making History: Can You Find Lost Historical Sites in #Scotland? #History

Can you find lost historical sites connected with the famous Covenanter Alexander Peden? This is a chance for you to make Scottish History by finding and photographing them. Many of the lost sites, below, may, or may not, still exist. That is the mystery...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 May 2017

What’s up in Salem

I had a dream the night before last about William Huntingdon Sanders, shivering with his Malaria-induced fever on a hospital piazza in Cuba, unattended and very much alone. When I woke up, I walked up to Harmony Grove Cemetery to see his grave, and on...
From: streets of salem on 28 Apr 2017

Jake Heggie & Terence McNally’s Dead Man Walking

Sister Helen (Kate Lindsey) holding hands with Joseph de Rocher (Michael Maynes), Dead Man Walking Dear friends and readers, I’ve seen a new great opera. It’s not often I’ve felt this. For a number of years Jim and I, sometimes with...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 6 Mar 2017

Secrets of the Pentland Hills: Roger’s Kirk by the Medwin Water #History #Scotland

Did the Covenanters hear field preachings at Roger’s Kirk in the Pentland Hills? Tradition says that they did … By Roger’s Kirk (over rise to left) According to the New Statistical Account and the OS Name Book: ‘Among the many...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Dec 2016

James Hogg’s Tale of Claverhouse and the Shepherd #History #Literature #Scotland

A mystery in literature for you… James Hogg’s The Brownie of Bodsbeck (1818) contains one of my favourite stories based on the Killing Times of 1685. Muchra © Anthony Parkes and licensed for reuse. It is about John Graham of Claverhouse...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Oct 2016

James Hogg’s Imagined Landscapes of the Covenanters #History #Literature #Scotland

In James Hogg’s novel, The Brownie of Bodsbeck (1818), John Graham of Claverhouse drives off stock in the Yarrow Valley for the reset of fugitives: Riskinhope and Chapelhope © Walter Baxter and licensed for reuse. ‘Upon the whole, there...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Oct 2016

5 Great Summer Walks

With summer heading our way, and hopefully some wonderful weather to go with it, we’re taking a look at some of the best walks the NTS has to offer.   Pathways of exotic plants at Inverewe GardensFirstly Inverewe Gardens. Perfect for a...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 10 Jun 2016

The Covenanters of Prison Linns near Selkirk #History #Scotland #Borders

The Covenanters in Selkirkshire. According to the OS name book, under ‘Prison Linns’ on the Baillie Burn by Ettrickbridge: ‘This Name is given to a Small Valley or piece of ground, Situated on the farm of Helmburn, traditionally assigned,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Mar 2016

McWhann’s Stone and a Covenanting Martyr of 1685 #History #Scotland

Twenty years ago, Thorbjörn Campbell first drew the attention of historians to an obscure feature in the landscape, McWhann’s Stone. McWhann’s Stone © Mark McKie and licensed for reuse. ‘Nothing is known of Adam MacQwhan or...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Mar 2016

Top Five NTS Mountains

The National Trust for Scotland is the 3rd largest landowner in Scotland and looks after 190,000 acres of countryside with a grand total of 46 Munros under its care. With that it mind we’ve put together a short list of our favourite mountains to...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 19 Feb 2016

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