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An illegal conventicle. Covenanters in a Glen, painting bi Alexander Carse.

The Covenanters wur a Scots Presbyterian movement that played an important pairt in the history o Scotland, an tae a lesser extent that o Ingland an Ireland, during the 17t century. Presbyterian denominations tracin thair history tae the Covenanters an eften incorporatin the name continue the ideas an tradeetions in Scotland an internaitionally.

Thay derive thair name frae the term covenant efter the covenant sworn bi Israel in the Auld Testament. Thare wur twa important covenants in Scots history, the Naitional Covenant an the Solemn League an Covenant.