The Secret of Society Holm and Kate’s Wood #History #Scotland

Is this where Covenanters met in secret and prayed?

society-holmSociety Holm

According to the OS Name Book, Society Holm lies:

‘A Small tract of land farm of Bogue and situate within Kates Wood . It is at present planted with Fir trees & during the period of the Scottish persecution, the Covenanters had often assembled on it for worship hence the name.’

Map of Kate’s Wood

The entry for Kate’s Wood also has a Covenanting connection in tradition:

‘A Considerable tract of [woodland] on the farm of Bogue the wood of which Consists of Oak, Fir & Beech. It [takes] its name in Consequence of [a] Woman named Katrine [who] had lived adjacent to it [in] the period of the Scottish persecution [of the 1680s], at which time [she] often resorted into this Wood & prayed for the [Cause] of the persecuted Church.’

Kate’s Hill, beside Kate’s Wood, is also said to be named after her.

For more on the Covenanters in Dalry parish, see here.

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~ by drmarkjardine on December 26, 2016.

One Response to “The Secret of Society Holm and Kate’s Wood #History #Scotland”

  1. […] Bog, which is also connected in tradition to the Covenanters. Two other traditional sites, Kate’s Wood and Society Holm, also lie on the same […]

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