This evening, I am posting some images to record our recent visit to the site of the Battle of Drumclog in 1679 when the Covenanters (defenders of Presbyterianism) won their only victory against the Government forces under John Graham of Claverhouse. However, the victory was short lived as defeat followed at the subsequent Battle of Bothwell Bridge.

The battle site is located in a scenic, rural area six miles south west of Strathaven.


This semi-derelict building is the Old Drumclog School which is located on the actual site of the battle.


Inscription on memorial plinth
Memorial stone at Drumclog Church

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