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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Gormyre, Torphichen, West Lothian

Standing Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 9836 7315 Also Known as: Canmore ID 47916 Archaeology & History A couple of fields east of one of Torphichen’s Refuge Stones (a prehistoric thing by the look of it!), another standing stone could … Continue reading

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Netherfoodie Cottage, Dairsie, Fife

Standing Stones (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference — NO 4128 1769 Also Known as: Dairsie Stones Archaeology & History  Recent archaeological investigations at the site which has become known as the Dairsie Hoard—where many pieces of broken Roman silverware were seemingly deposited in … Continue reading

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Glesart Stanes, Glassford, Lanarkshire

Standing Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NS 73609 46916 Also Known as: Avonholm Canmore ID 45595 Glesart Stones Struthers Burial Ground Three Stones Getting Here From the roundabout in Glassford village, head west down Jackson Street along the country lane of … Continue reading

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The Grey Lady, Lundie, Angus

Standing Stone (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NO 3069 3609 Also Known as: Canmore ID 31894 Getting Here The site of the stone is on the top of a ridge due west of Lundie Castle and is best approached from … Continue reading

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