Rutherford Monument

The Rutherford Monument

Rutherford monument project

Fundraising began in 1838 to build a monument at Gatehouse of Fleet in memory of the Rev Samuel Rutherford, Minister in the parish of Anwoth from 1627-1639 and later Professor of Divinity at the University of St Andrew and Principal of St Mary’s College.  Samuel Rutherford was a major figure of 17th century Scotland, who is still relevant to us today.  By 1842 sufficient funds had been raised by public subscription to erect a monument overlooking the town of Gatehouse of Fleet.

Gatehouse parish church choir sing the Anwoth hymn

Anne Ross Cousin's hymn "The sands of Time are Sinking" is known as the Anwoth hymn because it recalls the life and writings of Samuel Rutherford and his time at Anwoth. The Rev Val Ott and the choir have researched the hymn.   Against the background of scenes of the old kirk at Anwoth and other views of Anwoth the choir sings this lovely hymn accompanied by David Mackay on the organ.