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CHURCHES and GRAVEYARDS in Dumfries and Galloway
Martyrs' Memorials
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A second monument, a tall obelisk, commemorating the Wigtown Martyrs tops Windy Hill above Wigtown.
Detail from the plaques around the monument is shown below

The view over the town shows the merse where the executions took place.
The Town Hall shown below is the site where the martyrs were imprisoned.

Monuments to the Wigtown Martyrs can be found further afield.

The Victorians of Burgh of Stirling in Central Scotland, honoured  Covenanter martyrs by erecting statues in their 'new' graveyard below the famous Stirling Castle.

This bleak castle of Dunnottar in north-east Scotland, now a ruin,
has direct connectionswith the Covenanters of south-west Scotland. 

When prisons in Edinburgh could no longer hold the large numbers awaiting trial
they were marched under guard for over two-hundred miles to be imprisoned here.

Martyrs' Memorials
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