The Covenanters of the Glenkens

The Covenanters' Memorial, Dalry, Dumfries and Galloway
The Glenkens in Galloway, southern Scotland comprises the parishes of Carsphairn, Dalry, Kells (which includes New Galloway) and Balmaclellan. This area and its people have, throughout the centuries, contributed much to the history of Scotland.

The folk played a central role in the Covenanting movement in the Glenkens parishes during the period of the Restoration (1660) and the Revolution of 1688/9.

The cemetery in St Johns Town of Dalry churchyard contains a Covenanter table monument.

There is also a modern monument to the Covenanters erected at St John's Town of Dalry to mark the starting point of the Pentland Rising, one of the most significant events during the 'fifty years struggle', and in commemoration of the 'The Killing Times'.

The sculpture, which is fabricated from stainless steel and Corten, is based on the 'Burning Bush' from Exodus. On some of the leaves are names of some leading Covenanters from the area around the Glenkens, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their beliefs.