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.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Greenlaw, Crossmichael parish, river Dee

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.

Some photos of Carrick

Carrick shore 2008

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Now in academia.