Duncan’s Pantry: A Covenanter’s Hideout #History #Scotland

A traditional hideout for a Covenanter is said to lie on the north side of the Garpel Burn in Dalry parish, Galloway.


Downstream from the Holy Linn © Duncan McNaught and licensed for reuse.

According to the OS Name Book:

‘A Small Crevice in a rock at the bottom of a precipice and close on the Northern Side of Garpel Burn. It took its name from a man named Duncan who had rescued himself by hiding in it from [John] Graham of Claverhouse & his dragoons, during the period of the Scottish persecution.’


Duncan’s Pantry lies just downstream from the Holy Linn in Barscobe Wood where James Renwick preached. It also lies upstream from Kate’s Wood and Society Holm, other traditional sites.

It is not marked on the modern map.

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~ by drmarkjardine on January 17, 2017.

2 Responses to “Duncan’s Pantry: A Covenanter’s Hideout #History #Scotland”

  1. […] evidence of any fugitive named Duncan in the vicinity. There is another traditional hideout called Duncan’s Pantry in Dalry […]

  2. […] found shelter, and which had been a place of retreat to many a wanderer in those fearful times [which may be Duncan’s Pantry]. They reached the cave in safety; and the troopers arrived at Balmaclellan, where they searched […]

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