The Covenanters’ Hideout at Dunaskin Glen near Dalmellington

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. This Glen acquires a Celebrity from the fact of it affording Shelter to Covenanters. There is an old legend connected with them and the Glen’.

Map of Dunaskin Glen        Aerial View of Dunaskin Glen

One Covenanter that tradition claims ‘sought a retreat in Dunasken Glen’ was Roger Dun. He said to have hid ‘beneath the projecting bank of a mountain streamlet’ at Dunaskin Glen in Dalmellington parish.

For more on the Covenanters in Dalmellington parish, see here.

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~ by drmarkjardine on July 11, 2015.

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