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Cameronians Monument

Located on the High Street in Sanquhar, this monument was unveiled in 1864 to commemorate the Sanquhar Declarations that were published at the Old Market Cross which once stood here; one by the Rev. Richard Cameron on 22nd June 1680 and the other by Rev. James Renwick on 25th May 1685. The inscription states:

"If you would know the nature of their crime,
then read the story of that killing time."

In 2006, the monument was moved back very slightly from its original site and saw it incorporated within a raised walkway and retaining wall on the north side of the High Street. A time capsule was placed within its base, to be opened in 2206.


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