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The Green, Glen Lochay, Killin, Perthshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference — NN 53976 35248 Also Known as: Canmore ID 274203 Falls of Lochay Getting Here Going out of Killin towards Kenmore on the A827 road, immediately past the Bridge of Lochay Hotel, turn left. Go down … Continue reading

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Our Lady’s Well, Straiton, Loanhead, Midlothian

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NT 2728 6669 Archaeology & History This is another all-but-forgotten holy well once dedicated to the Virgin Mary, close to the south-side of Edinburgh’s outer ring-road.  It would seem to have been one … Continue reading

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Our Lady’s Well, Liberton, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Holy Well:  OS Grid Reference – NT 2640 7008 Also Known as: Canmore ID 52100 Lady’s Well Archaeology & History In Thomas Whyte’s (1792) lengthy survey of Liberton village, as it was in the 1790s, we come across what seems to be … 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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Clach na Foinne, Glen Lochay, Perthshire

Legendary Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 50 38 Also Known as: Clach an Dlogh Wart Stone Archaeology & History There is no written history of this site; only the quiet murmurings of a few locals whose families go back … Continue reading

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Moirlanich (1), Killin, Perthshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 56404 34148 Getting Here Take the same directions as if you’re going to the nearby Moirlanich 2 Carving (about 550 yards down Glen Lochay, on the north side of Killin). In the same field, … Continue reading

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Moirlanich (2), Killin, Perthshire

Cup-Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NN 56522 34078 Getting Here From Killin, take the A827 road out of the north side of the village, turning left down Glen Lochay just before the Bridge of Lochay Hotel.  500 yards along the … Continue reading

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St. Michael’s Well, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NT 2618 7353 Also Known as: Canmore ID 75958 Silver Well Archaeology & History This ‘holy well of the dragon-slayer’ could once be found close to where old Cowgate meets St Mary’s Street.  Highlighted … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Well, Portpatrick, Wigtownshire

Holy Well (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NX 0010 5412 Also Known as: Canmore ID 60610 Archaeology & History This long-lost  holy well was located on the southeast side of the town.  It was highlighted on the first OS-map in 1849, but … Continue reading

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