The Devil's Beef Tub, (Marquis of Annandale's Beef-Tub, Beef-Stand, MacCleran's Loup) is a deep, dramatic hollow in the hills north of the Scottish town of Moffat. The 500-foot (150 m) deep hollow is formed by four hills, Great Hill, Peat Knowe, Annanhead Hill, and Ericstane Hill. It is one of the two main sources of the River Annan.
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Devil's Beef Tub
The monument to John Hunter
On 12 August 1685 fleeing covenanter John Hunter attempted to escape
pursuing dragoons by running up the steep side of the Beef Tub. He
failed, was shot dead on the spot, and is buried in Tweedsmuir
kirkyard (churchyard). A monument to Hunter stands on the southwest
rim of the Beef Tub.
In his novel Redgauntlet, novelist
^ "A story of the 'Forty Five'". Chambers's Edinburgh Journal. Chambers, Edinburgh (294): 267–268. 16 September 1837. Retrieved 4 March 2012. ^ The terms meat tub and beef tub are similar, and discussed at "'Meal - Metheglin', Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820". 2007. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
Ordnance Gazetteer of
Photograph of the Devil's Beef Tub, August 2009 Photograph of the Devil's Beef Tub, August 2007 Photograph of the Devil's Beef Tub Panorama of the Devil's Beef Tub, August 2009
Coordinates: 55°24′01″N 3°28′52″W / 55.40016°N 3.48111°W / 55.400