We find out about the Covenanter connections with the pretty little village of Skirling. While there is not much information about James Ramage and Alexander Smith, we know much more about Peter Gillies. Driven out of his native district he narrowly escaped from soldiers sent to arrest him. But the next time the curate reported him the soldiers seized him and before he was carried away cruelly interrogated him. Follow his tragic story as told by Jimmy Fisher. Peter’s wife was involved in this incident and she received a letter from her husband while he was a prisoner. It is full of affection and faith committing her and their five children (one newly born) to God’s care.