George Brysson’s Jeopardy – Rosewell, Midlothian –  SFH062

George Brysson’s Jeopardy – Rosewell, Midlothian – SFH062

Living and hiding in the vicinity of Roslin Glen, George Brysson tells his own story of being hunted by government soldiers. “From one concealment to another he had to flee, making his way gradually back to the familiar homestead. Sometimes he slept in the wood beside the house, sometimes under the ripening corn; sometimes he would venture for a night into his own bed…George Brysson ran perilous risks so long as he lingered near the Midlothian home” says Alexander Smellie. In this episode we get a brief glimpse of some of his experiences. (The main photograph is of the woods in Roslin Glen close to his home).

 

 

 

 

The Tragedy of James Tinto – Temple, Midlothian – SFH059

The Tragedy of James Tinto – Temple, Midlothian – SFH059

The pretty village of Temple and its surrounding farms provided another centre of Covenanter activity in Midlothian. We know rather little about the Covenanters of this parish, their experiences and backgrounds. In a few cases we only have a name but we are in fact able to trace something of the tragic story of one Temple man named James Tinto. (Please don’t travel to the village during the Covid-19 crisis)

 

A Hidden Hotbed of Covenanter Activity – Carrington, Midlothian – SFH056

A Hidden Hotbed of Covenanter Activity – Carrington, Midlothian – SFH056

Carrington is a tiny, sleepy village in Midlothian. It’s not the sort of place known for Covenanter connections, but Scotland’s Forgotten History can be found in surprising places. In fact, when you dig deeper you find that it was a hotbed of conventicles and Covenanter activity.

Please don’t travel to the village during the Covid-19 crisis but you can listen to the podcast and follow a virtual tour on street view. Start at the Main Street and Church and turn left out of the village to go to the Whitehill Burial Aisle at the bottom of the hill.

Beatrix Umpherston and the Children’s Covenant – Old Pentland Cemetery, Loanhead – SFH019

Beatrix Umpherston and the Children’s Covenant – Old Pentland Cemetery, Loanhead – SFH019

When you hear about the faith and the depth of understanding that young Beatrix showed as a ten year old, it will leave you pondering only one question.  Matthew Vogan asks it from the burial grounds of the Old Pentland Cemetary near Loanhead in Midlothian, Scotland.

To dig deeper visit www.ScotlandsForgottenHistory.com.

Photo Credit | Peter Drysdale