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Martyrs’ Moss near New Cumnock

According to the description in the mid nineteenth-century OS name book, Martyrs’ Moss was ‘a large Moss, where it is said the Covenanters used to take refuge’. 135 more words


The Covenanters’ Hideout at Dunaskin Glen near Dalmellington

Dunaskin Glen © Leslie Barrie and licensed for reuse.

According to the description of Dunaskin Glen in the mid nineteenth-century OS name book:

‘A deep Glen with precipitous Sides covered here and there with natural wood or rather Brushwood the Sides are Steep rocky and bold Some places like freestone walls of from 40 to 50 feet high other parts not So upright but Still inaccessible with projecting Shelving rocks; other parts grassy but very Steep. 117 more words


Discovered for History: The Peden Stone at Mid Linthills near Lochwinnoch

Congratulations to Neil Torrens. For a second time, he has found and photographed one of the obscure Prophet Peden sites for History…

The Peden Stone. Reproduced by the kind permission of Neil Torrens. 757 more words


Secrets of Whigs’ Hole near Barholm, Galloway

The Whigs’ Hole in Kirkmabreck parish lay close to the home of Henry MacCulloch of Barholm, who was forfeited for his part in the Bothwell Rising of 1679. 1,396 more words


The Covenanters’ Watch Hill near Sanquhar

Knockenhair © Chris Newman and licensed for reuse.

According to the OS name book for Sanquhar parish:

‘A high hill on the farm of Knockenha from which it bears its name, but is sometimes called the Watch Hill. 82 more words


The James Renwick Monument at Moniaive

Renwick Monument © Walter Baxter and licensed for reuse.

A monument to the Covenanter, field preacher and martyr, James Renwick, was erected on the edge of Moniaive… 139 more words


Renwick's Well

An intriguing placename found on the OS map is Renwick’s Well in Applegarth parish, Annandale, Dunfriesshire.

Does it refer to the United Societies’ preacher, James Renwick… 137 more words