Category Archives: Covenanters

Covenanters, Coal and Robert Burns

COVENANTERS The ancestral seat of the Gordons of Earlstoun stood a few miles north of St. John’s Town of Dalry in Kirkcudbrightshire. William, 3rd Gordon of Earlstoun, was banished in 1664 for supporting the Covenanting cause and some fifteen years … Continue reading

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350th Anniversary of Outing of the Ministers

NEW CUMNOCK, NEW PARISH, NEW KIRK, NO MINISTER! The ruins of the Auld Kirk at New Cumnock that sit on the castle hill adjacent to the site of Cumnock Castle, the ancient seat of the Barons of Cumnock, has many … Continue reading

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Flag of Freedom

Battle of Marston Moor 2nd July 1644 On this day in 1644 the allied forces of the Scottish Army of the Solemn League Covenant and the English Parliamentary Army defeated the Royalist Army at the Marston Moor on the outskirts … Continue reading

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