Garrisons and Prisons

 

During the time of the Covenanting struggle, the government commandeered a number of castles and country houses from Covenant-supporting landowners and billeted soldiers there. These men were used to track down Covenanters in the surrounding areas.

Many Covenanters were held in jail in a variety of locations. There follows a list of jails used as such.

 

GARRISONS

Caitloch House - Moniaive

Cunning Park - Ayr

Dean Castle - Kilmarnock

Earlstoun Castle - Dalry

Mid Calder

Newmilns Tower - Newmilns

Sorn Castle - Sorn

 

JAILS AND PRISONS

Blackness Castle

Castle of St John - Stranraer

Dumfries Castle

Dumfries Tolbooth

Dumbarton Castle

Dunnottar Castle

Edinburgh Tolbooth

Edinburgh - Greyfriars Covenanters' Prison

Kirkcudbright Tolbooth

Strathven (Avondale) Castle