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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tom Devine lecture Lowland Clearnces

On a visit to New Zealand professor Tom Devine gives a lecture on the Lowland Clearances. There is a mention of the Galloway Levellers about 35 minutes in.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Freight train leaving Crossmichael

May 1965 -a freight train heading east towards Castle Douglas from Crossmichael on the Stranraer- Dumfries route- closed  in June 1965.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rig and Furrow near High Banks

Rig and Furrow below Bentudor

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The photo above was taken in winter and shows the rig and furrow clearly. The photo below was taken in summer when the grass was longer and the rig and furrow is almost invisible.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kennedy and McConnell mill 1820