Covenanters burned a copy of the Test Act at Lanark Cross. Burgh fined £4,000 Scots.

During the Covenanting period some Lanarkians supported the Covenanting faction and at least 15 fought at the Battle of Bothwell Bridge in 1679. A copy of the Test Act was burned at Lanark Cross by a body of about 60 men who also posted up a copy of the Declaration of Sanquhar. The Town was held responsible and fined £4,000 Scots.