"Virtut - Paret - Robor"

A new Era is Born

In 1450, the powerful Douglas family held the barony of Strathaven. The Baron got King James the Second to grant a royal charter to the town.The charter was very important to the town as Strathaven became a market town soon after, which it was untill last year, when the market closed.

Burned, Ransacked and Reduced to Rubble

In 1455, the Douglas family were in rebellion against the Crown. The Douglas's lost there already loosing battle later that year and as punnishment, James the Second raged to Strathaven at the head of a powerful army and had Strathaven Castle Ransacked, Burned and reduced tgo rubble along with various other Douglas Strongholds. This was tragic to the town and indeed the Barony, as the castle was the centre of where everything happened.

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