Image: Holy Linn Waterfall near Barscobe, During Flood Conditions cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Duncan McNaught – geograph.org.uk/p/1134531. This was a site for conventicles in the place where Ramsay of Arniston Mains settled.
The charming story of a Covenanter forced into exile from Midlothian. He moves right into the heart of Covenanting territory where there are frequent conventicles and Covenanters are ferociously hunted down. So he finds a home in exile very like his own and lives in comparative freedom from trouble while steadfast to his principles.
Join us at the stunning mansion house of Arniston, Midlothian to discover a lesser known principled landowning Covenanter called Sir James Dundas, first Lord of Arniston. His direct descendant Althea Dundas-Bekker invites us to her home to tell us about his life, significance and a forgotten manuscript. As we sit in the part of the house in which Sir James lived, we find out how he faced the choice of whether to sacrifice his conscience or career.
If you would like a guided tour of Arniston House from Althea during May to September go to www.arnistonhouse.com to book. You can also arrange private group tours on request.