Sanquhar CastleJune 7, 2022
Beattock Hill FortJune 7, 2022
This ruined cottage, like so many in this part of Scotland was caught up in the persecution of the Covenanters. The Covenanters were Scottish Presbyterians who refused to swear allegiance to the king. In the 17th Century they were persecuted and many killed by soldiers of the Scottish Parliament. A group of Covenanters were hiding in the hills near here, a place now known as Martyrs Knowe. They were found by Dragoons who captured them but a sudden thunderstorm scared the Dragoons away and the Covenanters escaped.