Category Archives: Standing Stones

Simply what the term suggests: upright singular or multiple sets of stones plonked there thousands of years back (traditionally betwixt neolithic to Iron Age) for various uses. Some relate to burial; others to land-markers (tribal boundaries, etc); some may be alignment-markers (solar and lunar); othes simple meeting spots (moots). They are closely related to stone circles, tombs, and many of them are outliers to such sites.

Croc-tigh-goil, Ribigill, Tongue, Sutherland

Standing Stones (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference –  NC 582 541 Also Known as: Canmore ID 5349 Archaeology & History When I visited this place last year, I had a good look all around for any trace of what James Horsburgh (1870) … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Scotland, Standing Stones, Sutherland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spittal of Glenshee, Kirkmichael, Perthshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NO 10865 70201 Also Known as: Canmore ID 29609 Getting Here Take to A93 road, north, between Blairgowrie and Braemar, keeping your eyes peeled many miles on, to turn left along the minor road as you … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Perthshire, Scotland, Standing Stones | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tods Stone, Monifieth, Angus

Standing Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NO 486 339? Archaeology & History The only reference I can find about this site is in A.J. Warden’s (1880) massive survey of the county of Angus—previously called ‘Forfarshire’—where, in his discussion of … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Angus, Scotland, Standing Stones | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Balkello, Tealing, Angus

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NO 36332 38305 Also Known as: Canmore ID 31871 The Standing Stone of Balkello Getting Here From the little village of Kirkton of Auchterhouse, take the winding road uphill east as if you’re heading to … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Angus, Scotland, Standing Stones | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Salachary Stones, Kilmartin, Argyll

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NM 8405 0403 Also Known as: Canmore ID 22831 Getting Here Roughly halfway between the staggering standing stone at Kintraw and the farmhouse of Salachary a coupla miles east along the A816 road to Kilmartin, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Argyll & Bute, Scotland, Standing Stones | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Meikle Findowie, Little Dunkeld, Perthshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 96105 39143 Also Known as: Canmore ID 86434 Getting Here Along the A822 road between Dunkeld and Milton, 4.7 miles (7.6km) west of the A9, turn left down the track signposted ‘Meikle Findowie’.  About 700 … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Perthshire, Scotland, Standing Stones | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Murrayshall, Scone, Perthshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NO 15200 26263 Also Known as: Balgarvie (Swarbrick) Canmore ID 28135 Mill of Bonhard Getting Here On the main road (A94) through Scone, go east along either Murrayshall Road or Bonhard Road for a short … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Cup-and-Ring Stones, Perthshire, Scotland, Standing Stones | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stone Hill Head, Allerston Moor, North Yorkshire

Standing Stone (missing):  OS Grid Reference – SE 881 947 Archaeology & History A number of standing stones were reported by regional historian Robert Knox (1855) in his antiquarian work of this area, but forestry and vandalism has seen the demise … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Brigantia (Northern England), Standing Stones, Yorkshire, North | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Witches Stone, St. Martin’s, Perthshire

‘Standing Stone’:  OS Grid Reference – NO 15927 31609 Also Known as: Canmore ID 28628 Getting Here Going north-eastish from the city of Perth, take either the A93 or A94, turning west along the A93 a mile south of Guildtown, or east … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Perthshire, Scotland, Standing Stones | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ravenswood Avenue, Liberton, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NT 28282 70502 Also Known as: Canmore ID 52108 Craigend Greenend Getting Here Take the A7 road south from Edinburgh central (off Princes Street) for several miles.  It becomes known as the Old Dalkeith Road … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Midlothian, Scotland, Standing Stones | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment