The Cameronians – Douglas & Dunkeld – SFH017

The Cameronians – Douglas & Dunkeld – SFH017

Jimmy Fisher is back with Matthew Vogan and they’re in Douglas, Lanarkshire where the statue of James, Earl of Angus points the way to the location where the Cameronian Regiment first mustered on May 14th, 1689. The Regiment was made up of followers of the Covenanter, Richard Cameron.  Jimmy recalls the role that 900 Cameronians played just a few months later on on August 21st, 1689 at the Battle of Dunkeld, defending the Perthshire town against 4000 – 5000 Jacobites (about a month after the Battle of Killiecrankie).  The defeat of the Jacobites at Dunkeld put an end to the first Jacobite Rising.

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Trinity Apse, Chalmer’s Close, Edinburgh – The Journey of the Covenant, Pt5 – SH015

Trinity Apse, Chalmer’s Close, Edinburgh – The Journey of the Covenant, Pt5 – SH015

Matthew Vogan finds the original church building where the people of Edinburgh began to sign the National Covenant. But what does the Old Scots word “Yellach”  (or yelloch) mean?  And why did the people give it?  

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Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh – The Journey of the Covenant, Pt4 – SFH014

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh – The Journey of the Covenant, Pt4 – SFH014

What happened when the ministers in the Church of Scotland were of one mind and agreed on a united course of action to stand for true religion, in accordance with their Confession, in order to recover the purity and liberty of the gospel?  Matthew Vogan explains more in part 4 of the Journey of the Covenant.

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Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh – The Journey of the Covenant, Pt3 – SFH013

Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh – The Journey of the Covenant, Pt3 – SFH013

It’s the morning of the 28th of February, and the National Covenant is making its way up the hill to Greyfriars Kirk….

Matthew Vogan continues tracing the Journey of the Covenant from a very noisy Candlemaker Row in Edinburgh, just round the corner from the Grassmarket.

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