Bible Stone

Garpel Water

Muirkirk

Ayrshire

NGR - NS 710232

 

The Bible Stone is located off the 'Old Sanquhar Road', a rough track, to the south of Muirkirk. It is difficult to locate without a map (it is not shown on OS maps), or local guidance.

Bible Stone

 

Tradition claims that the Covenanters held conventicles at this spot. The minister would preach from the projecting rock outcrop to the Covenanters arranged below.

On the side of the rock is a square man-made depression where it is said that the Covenanters hid a Bible to prevent them having to take it to the site each time and thus risk being shot on sight for having it with them. Originally a cover would have hidden the Bible.