Wigtown Martyrs

01 Dec

I have written about Margaret Wilson the young Covenanter in these posts before. She was put to death by drowning in the rising tide while tied to a stake down on the Wigtown salt marshes in 1685 rather than renounce her religious beliefs.

I doubt if she is buried in the old churchyard by Stirling Castle but there is a very touching memorial for her in the old burial ground —


I was walking on those salt marshes today – heading for the RSPB hide and passed the spot where Margaret drowned with her younger sister Agnes and an elderly friend Margaret McLachlan.


This stone pillar marks the spot where Margaret was drowned while lashed to a stake in a difference of opinion over religious beliefs —



There was more to this post but I’m sorry to say I lost it during a bit of ill-advised housekeeping in the Media section which resulted in the rest of the pics going AWOL. Sorry about that but I have no one to blame but myself 🙂


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Posted by on December 1, 2012 in out and about


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