Friday, March 20, 2009

Kirkcudbright - Corbie Slap

This Close is supposed to owe its name to Jean Corbie the only woman who dared to speak in favour of Elspeth MacEwen the last witch to be burned in Scotland. William Johnston, merchant, who founded the Johnston Free School lived in the house on the right side. The Muckle Yett was at this Close. It was removed and is now at Saint Cuthbert's church yard. Alexander Cavan, banker, was instrumental in saving this old world edifice's foundation stones in the High Street.

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