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The Tragedy of James Tinto – Temple, Midlothian – SFH059

The Tragedy of James Tinto – Temple, Midlothian – SFH059

The pretty village of Temple and its surrounding farms provided another centre of Covenanter activity in Midlothian. We know rather little about the Covenanters of this parish, their experiences and backgrounds. In a few cases we only have a name but we are in fact...

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How the Plague Transformed a Community – Ayr – SFH055

How the Plague Transformed a Community – Ayr – SFH055

William Adair led the community of Ayr in a spiritual response to the outbreak of plague there in 1647. They could never be the same again. Find out what happens when an entire community and all its officials engage in public confession of sin. To dig deeper, visit...

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Thomas Watson – St Stephen’s Walbrook, London – SFH052

Thomas Watson – St Stephen’s Walbrook, London – SFH052

Thomas Watson was the vicar of St. Stephen’s Walbrook in the city of London.  He showed strong Presbyterian views during the English civil war and was ejected from his parish for Nonconformity.  But what is his relationship to Scotland's Forgotten History?  Matthew...

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Samuel Rutherford & St Antholin’s Church, London – SFH048

Samuel Rutherford & St Antholin’s Church, London – SFH048

Samuel Rutherford was able to lift his own and the eyes of believers above difficult events that troubled them. He pointed them to the majestic heavenly glories of the Lord Jesus Christ. Matthew Vogan relates details of some of the sermons Samuel Rutherford preached...

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Sir William Bruce & Kinross House – SFH047

Sir William Bruce & Kinross House – SFH047

Sir William Bruce of Kinross was the Scottish 'Sir Christopher Wren'. This great architect designed some of the finest classical buildings in Scotland like Holyrood Palace, Thirlestane Castle and Prestonfield House. Yet the story of his own magnificent home on the...

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Magdalen Chapel, Edinburgh

Magdalen Chapel, Edinburgh

One of the oldest buildings in Edinburgh, the Magdalen Chapel was built in 1541 and has the oldest surviving stained glass in Scotland. It was the location for the first ever General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and the building played a significant, if somewhat...

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James Guthrie and the Old Mercat Cross, Edinburgh – SFH042

James Guthrie and the Old Mercat Cross, Edinburgh – SFH042

Many Covenanters were executed by the State at the Tolbooth in Edinburgh.  Matthew Vogan is on the Royal Mile to tell us about James Guthrie, the second person to be executed at the Tolbooth in Edinburgh on the 1st June 1661, only 5 days after Archibald Campbell, the...

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