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The Mystery of Robber’s Cave near Dumfries #History

Robber’s Cave

In the mid nineteenth century, ‘Robber’s Cave’ was recorded twice in the OS name book:

‘About 1 1/2 miles S.W. by W. of Troqueer Church. 296 more words


Lagwyne and Traditions of Grierson of Lag #History

Did the notorious persecutor of the Covenanters, Robert Grierson of Lag, ever stay at Lagwyne? Tradition claims that he did, but there is no historical evidence. 251 more words


The Covenanters and Scaur Gaol #History

‘Scar Gaol’ or ‘Scarr Jail’ was a building that local tradition claimed was used to imprison Covenanters. Today, the building has been demolished.

According to the OS Name Book of the mid nineteenth century: 175 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 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


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


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