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Ormiston Castle

The East Lothian village of Ormiston is noted for having been rebuilt as a model community by John Cockburn of Ormiston in the 1730′s. Having established an agricultural society for landowners and tenants to discuss improvements in farming and promoting linen manufacture, bringing skilled foreign craftsmen into Scotland to train his estate workers, John was [...]

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Ormiston Parish Church – Church of Scotland

Ormiston Church

The Kirk replaced another church close by at Ormiston House and was built in 1696 with a small but now extended burial yard. Mort safes were used to secure the dead and were reckoned to be of good construction.  It is highly likely that George Wishart and John Knox preached in the church. It was [...]

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George Wishart -1513-1546

George Wishart was born in Scotland and he died as a martyr at 33 years old. He was a teacher of New Testament Greek at Montrose. He was exceptional in his eloquence and manner of communication. Being the time of the reformation, he adopted the Reformed view of Scripture, denied the errors of the Catholic [...]

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John Knox – 1514-1572

John Knox was born in 1514 in Haddington, Scotland, and died in 1572. He was a Scottish Reformer and disciple of George Wishart. In 1546, he was taken to France and made a galley slave. In 1549, he was freed and went to Englandwhere he became a preacher at Berwick. He preached against the Catholic [...]

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