The Covenanters’ Field Preaching Site at Aikey Hill near Threave Castle #History #Scotland

Aikey Hill

According to a later tradition found in OS name book for Balmaghie parish, Aikey Hill was were field preachings were held during “the persecution” of the 1670s or 1680s:

Aikey Hill: ‘An eminence in the centre of an arable field with a knowe upon its summit from which it is said the Covenanter’s minister addressed his followers at the time of the prohibation of that religion.’

The name book also recorded it as:

‘A small hill with a rocky knowe on its summit where it is said the Covenanters held meetings during the persecution.’

Map of Aikey Hill        Street View of Aikey Hill

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~ by drmarkjardine on January 15, 2018.

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