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The Lost Covenanters’ Graves at Whitekirk, East Lothian #History

Tradition records the alleged burial site of two Covenanters on Whitekirk Hill:

‘A large pile of stones on the summit of Whitekirk Hill, on which the trig station is fixed. 115 more words


The Mystery of Robber’s Cave near Dumfries #History

Robber’s Cave

In the mid nineteenth century, ‘Robber’s Cave’ was recorded twice in the OS name book:

‘About 1 1/2 miles S.W. by W. of Troqueer Church. 296 more words


The Covenanters and Scaur Gaol #History

‘Scar Gaol’ or ‘Scarr Jail’ was a building that local tradition claimed was used to imprison Covenanters. Today, the building has been demolished.

According to the OS Name Book of the mid nineteenth century: 175 more words


The Lost Starryshaw Monument to the Covenanters #History

In 1926, ‘several thousands’ attended the dedication of the Starryshaw Memorial to the Covenanters. Mrs Kerr, proprietorix of Starryshaw, had gifted the site.

The modern Starryshaw Monument. 211 more words


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