Monthly Archives: April 2016

If you were working class

What was it like in Changed Times? Okay… lets step inside a typical farmhouse and see what we can find. We’ll start with a kitchen laid out in usual way for 17th century Scotland. Looks rather romantic but take a … Continue reading

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Three Heidstanes

¬†Honouring Alexander Peden Cumnock Graveyard Aifter thur deid maist folk git a heidstane tae mark wur they lie. Some git naethin but that’s hoo it is. But hoo mony git three heidstanes, each ane mair grand than the yin afore? … Continue reading

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Battle of Drumclog 1st June 1679

Early in the morning of 1st June 1679 John Steel and his family set out from this peaceful farming scene for a prayer meeting at Drumclog, near Loudon Hill. It would prove an eventful day. For many who’d attend life … Continue reading

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Black Bull Inn Moffat

John Graham lived in relative comfort in the Black Bull while he and his armed platoons scoured the surrounding¬† moors for rebels. In the south of Scotland he earned his nick name Bluidy Clavers which still sticks today. I do … Continue reading

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