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Tammie Blair’s Well, Dunblane, Stirlingshire

Healing Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NN 780 010 Archaeology & History It’s difficult to work out the exact position of this lost well, even from Alexander Barty’s (1944) description of the place.  There are several unnamed ‘Wells’ on the … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Well, Dunblane, Stirlingshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NN 78126 01281 Also Known as: Canmore ID 24681 Archaeology & History This now-lost holy well was a place whose history was integrally tied to the adjacent and also destroyed Bishop’s Palace: a large … 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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Kipps, Linlithgow, West Lothian

Stone Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NS 9909 7387 Also Known as: Canmore ID 47920 Archaeology & History In an Address to the Scottish Society of Antiquaries in the middle of the 19th century, Sir James Simpson (1862) pointed out … Continue reading

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Pitcur Souterrain (3), Kettins, Perthshire

Souterrain:  OS Grid Reference – NO 2529 3738 Also Known as: Canmore ID 30539 The Cave Pitcur II (Wainwright) Getting Here From Coupar Angus, take the A923 road southeast for nearly 2½ miles where you reach the crossroads.  Keeping walking along … Continue reading

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Lady Betty’s Well, Leckie, Gargunnock, Stirlingshire

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 69441 94687 Getting Here From Gargunnock village, take the road west towards Leckie, and then just before the right-angled bend in the road down towards the A811, bear sharp left, and then immediate … Continue reading

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Red Well, Alloa, Clackmannanshire

Healing Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 87385 93435 Getting Here Along the A907 a mile west of Alloa and heading towards Tullibody, just before the roundabout across the road from the school fields, a small entrance takes you into … Continue reading

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Modsary, Tongue, Sutherland

Hut Circle:  OS Grid Reference – NC 65189 61639 Getting Here Along the A836 between Tongue and Bettyhill—nearly 5 miles (7.75km) east of Tongue—take the minor road north to Modsary and Skerray.  Some 1.75 miles along you’ll notice an inland loch … Continue reading

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Dunvarich, Tongue, Sutherland

Souterrain (lost):  OS Grid Reference – NC 59 57 Also Known as: Canmore ID 5341 Archaeology & History There are a number of souterrains—or “earth houses” as they used to be known—in Sutherland that have been lost.  Many have simply fallen prey … Continue reading

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Tongue House, Tongue, Sutherland

Chambered Cairn:  OS Grid Reference – NC 5926 5862 Also Known as: Canmore ID 5325 Getting Here I approached this by walking along the B8438 road northwest out of Tongue village, towards the road-crossing over the Kyle of Tongue.  There’s a small … Continue reading

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