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Secrets of Whigs’ Hole near Barholm, Galloway

The Whigs’ Hole in Kirkmabreck parish lay close to the home of Henry MacCulloch of Barholm, who was forfeited for his part in the Bothwell Rising of 1679. 1,396 more words

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The Drowned Refuge of the Galloway Covenanters at Glenhoul

According to the mid nineteenth-century OS Name book, Glenhoul in Dalry parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, was a refuge for Covenanters:

‘20 chains N.W. of Glenhowl An extensive Glen on the Water of Ken, extending from that point where the Ken receives the Water of Deugh in a Northerly direction to a place called College Glen, It presents a very romantic and picturesque appearance, its sides in many places being lofty precipices overhanging the river, and in other places clothed with wood to the water’s edge. 166 more words

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Black Water Covenanters

The Black Water © Chris Wimbush and licensed for reuse.

According to the mid nineteenth-century OS name book, the glen of the Black Water in Dalry parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, was a refuge for the Covenanters: 152 more words

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Hidden Covenanters at Lag’s Howe in Galloway

Lag’s Howe in Dalry parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, is said to be where hidden Covenanters were often ‘disturbed’ by their infamous persecutor, Robert Grierson of Lag…

According to the entry for Lag’s Howe in the mid nineteenth-century OS name book for… 144 more words

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The Covenanter Marriage at Fiddler’s Bog

According to tradition, the Covenanters conducted a marriage at Fiddler’s Bog in Dalry parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Fiddler’s Bog

According to the entry in the mid nineteenth-century OS name book for Dalry parish for Fiddler’s Bog: 95 more words

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