Covenanters as Brownies: Brownie’s Green #History #Scotland

Another traditional Covenanter site in Dalry parish is Brownie’s Green…

Fiddler's Bog Bugue Dalry

According to the OS Name Book:

A Small hill on the farm of [Bogue?]
the soil of which is arable land.
It is said during the period of the
Scottish Persecution the Covenanters
had sometimes Congregated [on the?]
eminence for Worship, also [in that?]
period they often took shelter [in?]
Barns or outhouses & during the [?]
and employed themselves in [?]
grain, from which circumstance [they?]
were sometimes called Brownies, [thus?]
this name Brownies Green.’

Brownie’s Green lies right next to Fiddler’s 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 farm.

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

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~ by drmarkjardine on January 10, 2017.

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