Scottish Covenanter Memorials Association

Covenanter Oak

The Scottish Covenanters are an essential part of our Psalm Singing history. The Scottish Covenanter Memorial Association works to preserve the monuments that record the troubled history of our faithful Covenanter brethren. Their website is here.

From their website:

“The tenacity and the sacrifices of the Covenanters ensured that we today enjoy civil and religious freedoms, and the Scottish Covenanter Memorials Association was established in 1966 with a view to preserving the many memorials which date from the “killing Times” of 1638-88. The membership of the association totals approximately 400, and all members are volunteers. Many members visit and care for the memorials, carrying out simple cleaning and tidying operations. More difficult, technical work is carried out by professional sculptors, who are paid from our funds.”

Some of the memorials they preserve are located in the following locations:

Airds Moss, Battle of–1680
Auchengilloch
Bothwell, Battle of–1679
Brechin & Fenwick–Rev William Guthrie
Campsie–William Boick
Carluke–Rev Peter Kid
Carsgailoch Hill Covenanters
Cumnock–Dun & Paterson
Dalry (Galloway) Stewart & Grierson
Dalry (Galloway) – Covenanter Sculpture
Dolphinton–Major Joseph Learmont
Douglas Covenanter Connections
Drumclog, Battle of
Dumfries–Rev William Veitch
Durisdeer–Daniel MacMichael
East Kilbride Covenanters
Earlstoun Castle and the Gordons
Edinburgh–Greyfriars Kirkyard
-Covenanters’ Prison, Greyfriars
Hamilton–Earnock Graves
Inveraray–Executions–1685
Kippen–James Ure of Shirgarton
Lanark Covenanters
Lanark–William Hervi (Harvey)
Lesmahagow–Rev Thomas Linning
Linn’s Tomb (Wigtownshire)
Muirkirk–John Brown of Priesthill–1685
Muirkirk Heritage Layby, etc
New Cumnock–Corson & Hair
New Cumnock–Martyrs’ Moss
Pentland Rising–1666
Sorn–George Wood–1688
Stonehouse–James Thomson

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