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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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Warlocks’ Tomb, Muckhart, Clackmannanshire

Tomb/s (lost):  OS Grid Reference – NS 9928 9865 Archaeology & History A fascinating site that was described in Johnston & Tullis (2003) local history work on the parish of Muckhart. Amidst an area bedevilled with faerie, boggarts, ghosts and historical … Continue reading

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Witch Hillock, Marykirk, Kincardineshire

Tumulus & (possible) Stone Circle: OS Grid Reference – NO 64400 67323 Also Known as: Canmore ID 36002 Inglismaldie Getting Here Travelling north on the Bridgemill to Fettercairn road, park at the layby just before the junction with the minor road (left) through the … Continue reading

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Wells o’ Wearie, Duddingston, Edinburgh, Midlothian

Sacred Wells (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – NT 2741 7241 Also Known as: Wells o’ Weary Well of Wery Archaeology & History The precise spot for these “wells” is difficult to say today with any certainty, which is unfortunate as … Continue reading

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Witch Tree, Aberuthven, Perthshire

Sacred Tree:  OS Grid Reference – NN 9621 1587 Getting Here Just off the A9 between Stirling and Perth is Aberuthven village.  Down the Main Street and just south of the village, turn west along Mennieburn Road.  A half-mile on, … 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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Witches Stone, Kirkton of Auchterhouse, Angus

Cup-and-Ring Stone (lost):  OS Grid Reference – NO 345 392 Also Known as: Canmore ID 31908 Greenfield Knowe Greenford Knowe Sidlaw Hospital Spittal Stones Archaeology & History We have no precise location for this carving, nor several of its petroglyphic relatives … Continue reading

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Christ’s Well, Blair Drummond, Stirlingshire

Sacred Well:  OS Grid Reference – NS 72919 98903 Also Known as: Canmore ID 46067 Fountain Head Getting Here Along the A84 Stirling-Doune road, watch out for the minor Cuthill Brae road to the caravan park. Go past the caravan place … Continue reading

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MacBeth’s Stone, Belmont, Meigle, Perthshire

Standing Stone / Cup Marked Stone:  OS Grid Reference – NO 27997 43473 Also Known as: Canmore ID 30824 Siward’s Stone Witches’ Stone Getting Here From the centre of Meigle village, you need to go along the country lane southwest … Continue reading

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