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Old Wife’s Stone, Batley, West Yorkshire

Standing Stone? (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 2428 2329 Archaeology & History My first hint at the existence of this once valuable archaeological relic came as a result of me seeking out the history and folklore of some hitherto … Continue reading

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Druim Mor, Callander, Perthshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 63542 09721  –  NEW FIND Getting Here Along the A84 Callander road, just going out on the east side of town, take the signposted road up and up and towards the car-park for … Continue reading

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Wife with the Bratty Plaid, Balfron, Stirlingshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NS 60027 91383 Getting Here Take the same route as if you’re visiting the small Carlin Stone (a few hundred yards further along): along the B822 road between Kippen and Fintry, stop at Balafark … Continue reading

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Carlin Stone, Balfron, Stirlingshire

Legendary Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NS 59553 91277 Getting Here Take the B822 road between Kippen and Fintry, stopping at Balafark farm.  On the other side of the road, above the farm, take the track into the forest.  Naathen…. … Continue reading

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St. Anne’s Well, Strathaven, Lanarkshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 7039 4438 Archaeology & History Long since lost it would seem, in a search for this legendary site over the weekend with Gordon, Aisha and Lara, I’m still not certain of the actual status … Continue reading

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Girdle Stane, Dunnichen, Angus

Cup-and-Ring Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NO 52808 49737 Also Known as: Canmore ID 34662 Dunnichen 1 Girdlestane The Girdle Stane of Dunnichen Girdle Stone Getting Here From The Square in Letham village, go north up Auldbar Road and out of … Continue reading

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Lady Well, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 60376 65323 Also Known as: Canmore ID 45037 Getting Here Get yourself to Glasgow Cathedral—wherein you’ll find St. Mungo’s Well—and walk down John Know Street.  A coupla hundred yards down, across the road … Continue reading

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Witch’s Stane, Craigie, Ayrshire

Legendary Rock (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 4268 3231 Also Known as: Canmore ID 42851 White Stane Witches’ Stone Archaeology & History It is difficult to assess the precise nature of this megalithic site, sadly destroyed some two hundred … Continue reading

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Carlin Well, Craigton of Airlie, Angus

Sacred Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NO 32898 50521 Also Known as: Carling Well Archaeology & History Also known as the Carling Well, this place was shown on the earliest Ordnance Survey maps near the middle of the field … Continue reading

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Allt Ghaordaidh, Glen Lochay, Killin, Perthshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 5101 3807 Getting Here One helluva climb to reach this little fella.  I simply started at Dalgirdy cottage, some 5 miles along Glen Lochay, on the right-hand side of the road.  Then, walk … Continue reading

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