Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Day 24 - Covenanters Grave - Pentlands.jpg

I arrived at the Covenanter's Grave at 1430 where I met a couple of hill walkers (Sid and John). They informed me that the grave stone was Victorian and replaced an older grave stone which was now at a nearby church.

The inscription reads:
To the memory of A COVENANTER who fought and was wounded at Rullion Green Nov 28 1666 and who died at Oaken Bush the day after the battle and was buried here by Adam Anderson of Blackhill.

Rullion Green was a victory for government forces led by Tam Dalyell of the Binns over the Scottish Royal Army Covenanted Rebels led by James Wallace. The battle saw 50 rebels killed and many more died in the Pentland Bogs as they fled.
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