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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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Richard Cameron – Douglas, Lanarkshire – SFH010

Richard Cameron – Douglas, Lanarkshire – SFH010

Richard Cameron was one of the most influential figures among the Covenanters, but the story of what happened to his head and hands is rather grisly. Matthew Vogan of Reformation Scotland is joined again by Jimmy Fisher of Scottish Reformation Tours in the Lanarkshire...

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Donald Cargill – Covington Mill – SFH007

Donald Cargill – Covington Mill – SFH007

Lying in ashes and dodging swords. Jimmy Fisher of Scottish Reformation Tours joins Matthew Vogan on a back road in rural Lanarkshire to talk a little about Donald Cargill and some of his escapes.  (We will return to him again!) To dig deeper, visit...

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John Blackadder – North Berwick – SFH006

John Blackadder – North Berwick – SFH006

If 50 soldiers were sent into town to arrest you, would you be bold enough to invite them into your church so you could preach the Gospel to them?  That's what John Blackadder did. After being expelled from his pulpit for refusing to comply with the government...

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Simeon Ashe – Basinghall St, London – SFH005

Simeon Ashe – Basinghall St, London – SFH005

It’s worth knowing that some of those who had an impact in Scotland’s forgotten history were not necessarily Scottish or those who visited Scotland. Matthew Vogan explains more from Basinghall Street in the city of London. To dig deeper, visit...

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Alexander Shields – Embroiderers’ Hall, London – SFH004

Alexander Shields – Embroiderers’ Hall, London – SFH004

What does the building of a multi-national asset management company near St Paul's Cathedral in the financial district of London have to do with Scotland's Forgotten History?   Matthew Vogan explains more in this week's episode of the SFH podcast. To dig deeper visit...

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