Muirkirk Heritage Layby


At the west end of the village of Muirkirk is a layby which has a pyramidal cairn in memory of the Covenanters of Muirkirk parish, plus Airds Moss. There are also memorials to other locals. Among the those commemorated are John Loudon MacAdam, local poets, miners, Tibbie Pagan, etc.


The Muirkirk Covenanters are:
William Adam, shot at Upper Wellwood
John Smith, shot near Lesmahagow but buried in Muirkirk kirkyard.
John Brown of Priesthill, shot in front of his family by John Graham of Claverhouse
Airds Moss battle (1680)

Muirkirk Heritage Layby

Smallburn Road



NGR - NS 685265


The stone cairn and information boards are located on the south sid eof the A 70 road, at the west end of the village.