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.
- “Smoking Desires for Union” – The International Covenant at St Giles – SFH098
- “A Man of Many Meditations” – John Carstairs – SFH097
- Escaping from Prison – Canongate Tolbooth – SFH096
- “Such a wife, such a friend, such a counsellor” – Janet Carstairs – SFH095
- “O what a glory appears here!” – John Carstairs’ Revival Experiences – SFH094
Alexander Brodie Alexander Henderson Alexander Peden Alexander Shields Archibald Campbell Archibald Johnston Archibald Skeldie Bass Rock Beatrix Umpherston Biggar Borders Carnwath Carolina Christ Dying Claverhouse Closeburn Covenanters David Dickson Douglas Dumfries & Galloway East Lothian Edinburgh Glencorse Old Kirk Greyfriars Kirkyard Helen Alexander Irvine James Guthrie James Renwick John Blackadder John Carstairs King Charles II Kirkliston Lanarkshire London Magdalen Chapel Midlothian Moffat Moray National Covenant National Museum Parliament Square Samuel Rutherford Slavery Solemn League & Covenant Tolbooth