The Three Sisters, Cowgate, Edinburgh – The Journey of the Covenant, Pt2 – SFH012

The Three Sisters, Cowgate, Edinburgh – The Journey of the Covenant, Pt2 – SFH012

On Tuesday, 27th February, 1638, a group of between two to three hundred ministers met here (the Tailors’ Hall) to consider the draft text of the National Covenant for signing at Greyfriars the next day.  Matthew Vogan traces the Journey of the National Covenant through the most significant surviving buildings in the Old Town of Edinburgh.

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Picture credit – Tailors’ Hall, Cowgate.  © Copyright Kim Traynor (CC2.0)

Warriston’s Close, Edinburgh – The Journey of the Covenant, Pt1 – SFH011

Warriston’s Close, Edinburgh – The Journey of the Covenant, Pt1 – SFH011

The National Covenant was renewed on the 28 February 1638.  Archibald Johnston, one of the drafters alongside Alexander Henderson, described that day as “The Glorious Marriage Day of the Kingdom With God.”  Over steep steps and cobbled streets, Matthew Vogan traces the Journey of the Covenant around the nooks and crannies of Edinburgh’s old town. Ultimately, the National Covenant would spread across the whole nation, but how did it begin?

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