We might easily be tempted to romanticise conventicles in the time of snow. In later times poems were written of how “all around the snow was falling, yet there they held their place”. The hardship was, however, acute. Such weather also certainly added to the dangers they faced yet people still gathered. We follow the account of one conventicle held during thick snow in the area surrounding Closeburn, near Dumfries to find out more about what they faced.
- “If I should die among the snow” – a Winter Conventicle, Closeburn – SFH080
- “Send me where you please” – David Dickson, Turriff – SFH079
- An Echo from 1592, a Year of Liberty for the Church – SFH078
- Gabriel Semple’s Prison Prayer – Canongate Tolbooth – SFH077
- Conscience, Obedience and an Unwanted Government – Dalkeith Palace – SFH076
Alexander Brodie Alexander Henderson Alexander Peden Alexander Shields Archibald Johnston Archibald Skeldie Argyll's Rising Arniston Bass Rock Beatrix Umpherston Borders Carnwath Carolina Christ Dying Claverhouse Closeburn Covenanters David Dickson Donald Cargill Douglas Dumfries & Galloway Edinburgh Glencorse Old Kirk Greyfriars Kirkyard Helen Alexander Irvine James Guthrie James Renwick John Blackadder King Charles II Lanarkshire London Magdalen Chapel Midlothian Moffat Moray National Covenant National Museum Parliament Square Richard Cameron Samuel Rutherford Simeon Ashe Slavery Solemn League & Covenant Tolbooth