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Rediscovered for #History near Shotts. The Site of Cargill’s Preaching on Cameron’s Death in 1680 #Scotland

Is this were Donald Cargill preached on the death of Richard Cameron in 1680? Is this the Deer Slunk of Covenanter tradition? Are they the same place? The photograph, above, is of a traditional Covenanter preaching site identified by Brian Hughes in a...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Apr 2020

Where was ‘The Deer Slunk’ where the Wild Sweet Singers Hid in 1681? #History #Scotland

As it is Christmas Day, let’s find a ditch in the midst of a Scottish moor near Shotts where the militant, radical and mainly-female Sweet Singers lay hidden … It is a bit of mystery. Where was it? On the morning of 24 April, 1681, the Sweet...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Dec 2018

Beyond Orkney’s Fatal Shore: The Wreck of The Croune, 10 December 1679 #History #Scotland

At nine to ten o’clock at night on Wednesday 10 December, 1679, The Croune was shipwrecked near the Mull of Deerness in Orkney. Attempting to shelter from a winter storm, it had rounded the mull and cast its anchor, but the wind and seas drove it...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2016

The Covenanters at Leven Seat near Wilsontown #History #Scotland

According to the OS name book, the north side of the hill of Leven Seat in West Calder parish, Edinburghshire, was were the Covenanters frequently held meetings or field preachings. Leven Seat from the East (Landfill concealed) © Richard Webb and...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Mar 2016

Retreat of the Covenanters at Benry Bog #History

Benry Bog lies on the shire boundary between West Calder parish and Carnwath parish. According to the OS Name Book of the mid nineteenth century: ‘1 Miles W. S. W. from the N. end of Cobinshaw Reservoir A Bog or Quagmire, situate on an extensive...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Oct 2015