This assembly of Parliament in 1653 consisted of 140 'godly men' selected by Cromwell and the Council of Officers
It was named for one of its members, 'Praisegod Barbon'
The Parliament was too divided by sectarian religious views, and was disbanded after 5 months
22 October, 1877
Blantyre mining disaster
The worst mining accident in Scottish history hit the Blantyre Colliery, killing 207 miners. The company evicted the surviving families from their cottages 6 months later.