John Hunter’s Grave, Tweedsmuir – SFH027

John Hunter’s Grave, Tweedsmuir – SFH027

Picking up from the earlier episode at the Devil’s Beef Tub, Matthew Vogan and Jimmy Fisher are in Tweedsmuir to tell the rest of the story of what happened to John Hunter.

“When Zion’s King was robbed of His right,

His witnesses in Scotland put to flight,

When Popish prelates and indulgency

Combined against Christ to ruin Presbytery,

All who would not unto their idols bow

They sought them out and whom they found they slew.

‘For owning of Christ’s cause I then did die.

My blood for veangeance on His en’mies did cry.’

 

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Stobo Kirk, Peeblesshire – SFH026

Stobo Kirk, Peeblesshire – SFH026

There’s not much to Stobo; some houses and farms, a lovely garden and a famous Spa, but it’s full of history with regards to the church.  Matthew Vogan is joined again by Jimmy Fisher of Scottish Reformation Tours to discover some of the interesting stories that stem from Stobo Kirk.

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The Marquess and the Maiden – National Museum, Edinburgh – SFH024

The Marquess and the Maiden – National Museum, Edinburgh – SFH024

Archibald Campbell, the Marquess of Argyll, was one of the most significant political figures amongst the Convenanters.  His steadfast and uncompromising nature was more than evident when he came face to face with ‘The Maiden.’  Matthew Vogan met up with that very same Maiden during a visit to the National Museum in Edinburgh.

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The Devil’s Beef Tub, Moffat – SFH023

The Devil’s Beef Tub, Moffat – SFH023

The Devil’s Beef Tub.  What a name!  It comes from its use as a place for keeping stolen cattle after border raids together with the tub shape of the valley. There is a cairn of stones on the slope of the Beef Tub which marks the spot where a man called John Hunter was killed.  In 1685 at the height of the Killing Times, attending a Presbyterian Field Meeting could result in you being killed as an enemy of the State.  Matthew Vogan and Jimmy Fisher tell us what happened here to Hunter that would ultimately lead to the following words being inscribed on his gravestone.

‘For owning of Christs cause I then did die.

My blood for veangeance on His en’mies did cry.’

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