Scotland's Forgotten History Podcast

Scotland's Forgotten History Podcast

Latest Episodes

John Hunter’s Grave, Tweedsmuir – SFH027
September 06, 2019

Picking up from the earlier episode at the Devil's Beef Tub, Matthew Vogan and Jimmy Fisher are in Tweedsmuir to tell the rest of the story of what happened to John Hunter. "When Zion's King was robbed of His right, -

Stobo Kirk, Peeblesshire – SFH026
August 23, 2019

There's not much to Stobo; some houses and farms, a lovely garden and a famous Spa, but it's full of history with regards to the church. 

The Journey of The Covenant, Pt 7 – Andrew Cant in Inverness – SFH025
August 16, 2019

Matthew Vogan is at Inverness Old Church sharing with us some of the address that Andrew Cant gave there when the copy of the National Covenant arrived in town for the people to sign.To dig deeper, visit

The Marquess and the Maiden – National Museum, Edinburgh – SFH024
August 09, 2019

Archibald Campbell, the Marquess of Argyll, was one of the most significant political figures amongst the Convenanters.  His steadfast and uncompromising nature was more than evident when he came face to face with 'The Maiden.

The Devil’s Beef Tub, Moffat – SFH023
July 27, 2019

The Devil’s Beef Tub.  What a name!  It comes from its use as a place for keeping stolen cattle after border raids together with the tub shape of the valley. There is a cairn of stones on the slope of the Beef Tub which marks the spot where a man calle...

Lanark Covenanter Memorial
July 20, 2019

"Lanark is a real Covenanter town..."  Matthew Vogan and Jimmy Fisher are at a large obelisk in St Kentigern’s churchyard in Lanark, which is covered on all four sides with inscriptions of names.  It was built to commemorate the men from the town who w...

James Gavin Memorial Cairn – Douglas, Lanarkshire
July 08, 2019

Near the bottom of the Main Street in Douglas, Lanarkshire, you'll find a small memorial garden with a cairn. If you look closely at the cairn you'll see some initials carved into the main stone at the top of the cairn.

Helen Alexander – Old Woodhouselee Castle, Auchendinny – SFH020
June 28, 2019

Following on from last week's podcast about the young Beatrix Umpherston, Matthew Vogan traipses through woods near Penicuik in Midlothian, to tell us something of her mother, Helen Alexander. - To dig deeper visit

Beatrix Umpherston and the Children’s Covenant – Old Pentland Cemetery, Loanhead – SFH019
June 21, 2019

When you hear about the faith and the depth of understanding that young Beatrix showed as a ten year old, it will leave you pondering only one question.  Matthew Vogan asks it from the burial grounds of the Old Pentland Cemetary near Loanhead in Midlot...

Samuel Rutherford and the Booksellers of St Paul’s, London – SFH018
June 15, 2019

Golden acorns, green dragons and the 17th century equivalent of Twitter.   Matthew Vogan is outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London to explain how Samuel Rutherford engaged in the public square in his day. - To dig deeper,