Col. James Douglas, Earl of Angus

James was born in 1671, son of the Marquis of Douglas, head of a very powerful family in the south of Scotland who were strong supporters of the Covenanters. He was 19 when he was appointed Colonel of the newly raised regiment of Cameronians in 1689. He was killed at the battle of Steinkirk on 3rd August 1692. This statue stands in the town of Douglas in the Clyde Valley.

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