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Gargunnock is a small village in a parish of its own, located on the northern slopes of the Gargunnock Hills, which form part of the Campsie Hills massif in the county of Stirling.

Gargunnock Covenanter Associations


This page lists various associations the parish of Gargunnock has with the Covenanters.


Deerness Martyrs

Five Covenanters from Gargunnock were arrested and held in prison in Edinburgh. They were sentenced to banishment to America in 1679. They were sentenced to transportation on the Crown of London (master Thomas Teddico) which was shipwrecked at Deerness in the Orkney Islands. Four of the Gargunnock Covenanters were drowned on 10 December 1679. One Covenanter from Gargunnock survived the wreck.


Drowned at Deerness:

Thomas Brown

James Bushanan

Patrick Gilchrist

Thomas Miller


Survived Deerness:

James Sands