Lanark Covenanter Memorial

Lanark Covenanter Memorial

“Lanark is a real Covenanter town…”  Matthew Vogan and Jimmy Fisher are at a large obelisk in St Kentigern’s churchyard in Lanark, which is covered on all four sides with inscriptions of names.  It was built to commemorate the men from the town who were martyred, fined or banished for their adherence to the Covenanting cause.

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James Gavin Memorial Cairn – Douglas, Lanarkshire – SFH021

James Gavin Memorial Cairn – Douglas, Lanarkshire – SFH021

Near the bottom of the Main Street in Douglas, Lanarkshire, you’ll find a small memorial garden with a cairn. If you look closely at the cairn you’ll see some initials carved into the main stone at the top of the cairn.  ‘IG’ and ‘HD’ stand for James Gavin and Helen Dickson. The stone is the lintel stone that was at the top of the doorway to their house which used to stand on the site.  It’s a marriage lintel which James carved for Helen for their wedding. Matthew Vogan is joined by Jimmy Fisher from Scottish Reformation Tours to explain the gruesome meaning behind the carved tailor’s shears…

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Beatrix Umpherston and the Children’s Covenant – Old Pentland Cemetery, Loanhead – SFH019

Beatrix Umpherston and the Children’s Covenant – Old Pentland Cemetery, Loanhead – SFH019

When you hear about the faith and the depth of understanding that young Beatrix showed as a ten year old, it will leave you pondering only one question.  Matthew Vogan asks it from the burial grounds of the Old Pentland Cemetary near Loanhead in Midlothian, Scotland.

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Photo Credit | Peter Drysdale