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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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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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Broadgate Farm, Strathblane, Stirlingshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NS 56929 79402 Also Known as: Canmore ID 44439 Getting Here From Strathblane, take the A891 road eastwards out of the village, past the standing stone in the churchyard and the row of houses … Continue reading

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Strathblane Churchyard, Stirlingshire

Standing Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NS 56387 79375 Also Known as: Canmore ID 44452 Getting Here From whichever direction you’re coming from along the A81 into Strathblane, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for where the A891 turns … Continue reading

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Dwarf’s Tomb, Alva, Clackmannanshire

Tomb:  OS Grid Reference – NS 8848 9754 Also Known as: Canmore ID 47076 Getting Here From the main street through Alva, between the Co-op and the corner shop, go up the small road at the side of the Johnstone … Continue reading

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St. Fillan’s Chair, Dundurn, Comrie, Perthshire

Legendary Rock:  OS Grid Reference – NN 7081 2325 Also Known as: Canmore ID 24876 Dundurn Fillan’s Chair St. Fillan’s Bed Getting Here Not hard to find. Between the small towns of Comrie and St. Fillans along the A85 road, … Continue reading

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Well of the Whooping-Cough, Killin, Perthshire

Legendary Stone & Healing Well (lost):  OS Grid Reference – NN 579 323 Also Known as: Fuaran na Druidh Chasad Whooping Cough Well Archaeology & History The grid-reference given for this site is only an approximation based on the description … Continue reading

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The Bodach and Cailleach, Gigha, Argyll

Sacred Stones:  OS Grid Reference – NR 6382 4730 Folklore On this “Isle of the Gods” — as some historians proclaim Gigha to mean — the ancient rites and ceremonies of local folk continued until pretty recent times.  One writer … Continue reading

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Allt na Ceardaich Knoll, Killin, Perthshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 564 364 Getting Here Truly troublesome if you aint into walking.  Many ways up, but the easiest has to be the zigzagging trackway up from the valley bottom just by The Green a … Continue reading

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