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Claverhouse and the Black Bull Inn – Moffat – SFH032

Claverhouse and the Black Bull Inn – Moffat – SFH032

The town of Moffat is a very popular and attractive tourist destination in Dumfries and Galloway.  Matthew Vogan and Jimmy Fisher discuss some of the stories from the town's history that don't usually make it into the presentations of many tour...

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The Crook Inn and The Birkhill Inn – SFH031

The Crook Inn and The Birkhill Inn – SFH031

A tale of two inns.  The Crook Inn (on the A701 near Tweedsmuir) and Birkhill Cottage (on the A708 near the Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve) were both used by Covenanters as well as Claverhouse and his dragoons. But what would happen if they...

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Andrew Gray – Lady Stair’s Close, Edinburgh – SFH028

Andrew Gray – Lady Stair’s Close, Edinburgh – SFH028

David Woollin of Reformation Heritage Books joins Matthew Vogan outside what is now The Writer's Museum in Edinburgh.  However, the initials carved in stone on the 17th century marriage lintel above the door confirm that this was once the childhood home of...

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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...

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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...

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Lanark Covenanter Memorial – SFH022

Lanark Covenanter Memorial – SFH022

"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...

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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...

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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,...

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