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 guides in the area.

Please visit their website for more details on Scottish Reformation Tours 

To dig deeper, visit ScotlandsForgottenHistory.com

 

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 were both there at the same time?

Matthew Vogan and Jimmy Fisher are driving around in the hills between Edinburgh and Moffat to discover the tales behind some of the abandoned places by the roadside.

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James Renwick – Preaching in Conventicles – Talla – SFH029

James Renwick – Preaching in Conventicles – Talla – SFH029

Jimmy Fisher joins Matthew Vogan to discover more of the places that played significant roles in Scotland’s Covenanting past.  In this episode they’re exploring near the Talla reservoir in the Borders to find out more about the field preacher, James Renwick.

To read more about James Renwick, and to read some of his insights into Christ and biblical truth (updated into modern English) please visit the Blog of James Renwick on ReformationScotland.org

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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 man called John Hunter was killed.  In 1685 at the height of the Killing Times, attending a Presbyterian Field Meeting could result in you being killed as an enemy of the State.  Matthew Vogan and Jimmy Fisher tell us what happened here to Hunter that would ultimately lead to the following words being inscribed on his gravestone.

‘For owning of Christs cause I then did die.

My blood for veangeance on His en’mies did cry.’

To dig deeper, visit ScotlandsForgottenHistory.com