The Covenanters and the Neolithic Cairn at Fleuchlarg #History #Scotland

 

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According to the mid nineteenth-century OS name book for Glencairn parish, the White Cairn beside Fleuchlarg in Dumfriesshire was:

‘A large heap of Stones – supposed to have been the retreat of the Covenanters’.

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It is also a neolithic chambered cairn.

Map of White Cairn

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

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Additional Text © Copyright Dr Mark Jardine. All Rights Reserved. Please feel free link to this post on Facebook or other social networks or retweet it, but do not reblog in FULL without the express permission of the author @drmarkjardine

Photograph of the White Cairn © Leslie Barrie and licensed for reuse.

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~ by drmarkjardine on January 25, 2017.

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