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The village of Ochiltree is located to the west of Cumnock, Ayrshire. It is the centre of a large parish. There are no Covenanter graves in the parish, but there are a number of associations with the Covenanters.

Ochiltree Covenanter Associations


David Dun - martyr, buried in Old Cumnock. He belonged to Closs farm (no longer extant) in the parish.


Peden's Cave - a cave on banks of Lugar Water associated with Rev Alexander Peden.


Pentland Rising - the Covenanters camped overnight during the march from Ayr to Rullion Green.


Deerness Martyrs

The following Covenanter from Ochiltree parish was drowned at Deerness in Orkney in 1679:

  • Andrew Welch

Covenanter Flag

The Ochiltree Covenanter flag is held by the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.