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Making History: The ‘Lost’ Bible of Alexander McCubbin, Hanged in 1685 #History #Scotland

In early 1685, Alexander McCubbin was summarily hanged at Hallhill in Irongray parish, probably for suspected involvement in a violent attack on the local minister by some Society people. 580 more words


Kirkcudbrightshire Flag

The flag of Kirkcudbrightshire is the fourth Scottish county flag; it was registered as the result of consultation with the county’s Lord Lieutenant, Sir Malcolm Ross, 335 more words


The Mystery of the McMillanites in Galloway #History #Scotland

There is a gaping hole in the record of baptisms and marriages between 1706 and 1712 of the McMillanites, a fragment of the Society people that rejected the Revolution Settlement of 1689 to 1690. 337 more words


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