Often the scene of danger, Greenhill House now stands in a tranquil corner of the town of Biggar. Lady Greenhill was a wise and courageous protector of Covenanters who sought out her home as a place of refuge. She was a wanted woman by the authorities. Once Claverhouse arrived suddenly with a band of soldiers and there was no time to escape or hide. “Is Lady Greenhill within?” he demanded. ” I am Lady Greenhill,” she replied coolly. “If you were the lady, you would not so readily acknowledge it.” Her working clothes made her seem like a mere servant. After a search, they once again demanded the same question. She replied: “I am all that you will get for Lady Greenhill today”. Enraged they continued to search but got nowhere. Listen to some other stories connected to this remarkable place. Once a museum, sadly it is being sold, there are photographs of the interior here. You can sign a petition to retain the house for the community here.
The long and interesting life of John Flint, encountered many notable theologians. Despite his initial promise and youthful mistakes he proved to be, as Robert Wodrow says, a pious, warm-hearted, useful minister that continued in his commitment to the values of the Covenanters. We visit Lasswade Old Kirk to talk more about this lesser known Covenanting preacher.
“Bringing these persecuted preachings to Lothian” – James Currie and the Moorfoot Conventicles- SFH082
We are at the remote spot near Mauldslie, close to Gladhouse Reservoir with the Moorfoot Hills as a backdrop. During the first half of 1679 field meetings were held here on the boundary of the Borders and Midlothian. It was a brief window of powerful preaching. James Currie tells us of the dramatic and lasting impact and how they managed to escape being disrupted.