Last of the Westland Whigs
In the late 17th century, the 'Westland Whigs' were the radical descendants of earlier Covenanters who had defied the absolutist rule of Stuart kings in south west Scotland.
- Name: Alistair Livingston
Saturday, January 29, 2011
These photos were taken on a walk out to the river Dee via Greenlaw near Castle Douglas.
John Martin's grave
Here are some photos of John Martin's Grave. Martin(1710- 1801)was a Galloway Leveller in 1724 before becoming a clock and watchmaker in Kirkcudbright. There are also some work-in-progress shots of new bird-hides on Threave Estate.
Neilson's Monument -Hot Blast
Here are a collection of photos taken near Rhonehouse (near Castle Douglas) of the James Beaumont Neilson Monument - called Hot Blast. Also included the 'Levellers' stone (but which isn't - wrong date) at Furbar.