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Discovered for History: The Peden Stone at Mid Linthills near Lochwinnoch

Congratulations to Neil Torrens. For a second time, he has found and photographed one of the obscure Prophet Peden sites for History…

The Peden Stone. Reproduced by the kind permission of Neil Torrens. 757 more words


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


The Covenanters’ Watch Hill near Sanquhar

Knockenhair © Chris Newman and licensed for reuse.

According to the OS name book for Sanquhar parish:

‘A high hill on the farm of Knockenha from which it bears its name, but is sometimes called the Watch Hill. 82 more words


The James Renwick Monument at Moniaive

Renwick Monument © Walter Baxter and licensed for reuse.

A monument to the Covenanter, field preacher and martyr, James Renwick, was erected on the edge of Moniaive… 139 more words


Renwick's Well

An intriguing placename found on the OS map is Renwick’s Well in Applegarth parish, Annandale, Dunfriesshire.

Does it refer to the United Societies’ preacher, James Renwick… 137 more words


Discovered for History: Peden’s Point near Dalry and Kilwinning

In a great piece of historical fieldwork work, Neil Torrens has found, located and photographed Peden’s Point near Dalry in Ayrshire for History…

On the Rock… 638 more words


A Secret Convention near Loudoun Hill and Eaglesham in 1683

Gathering good intelligence about the Society people was quite a challenge for the authorities between 1682 and 1683. The convention at Myres demonstrates that.

According to Lord Fountainhall: 168 more words