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Footprint Stone, Dunadd, Kilmichael Glassary, Argyll

Petroglyph:  OS Grid Reference – NR 83668 93579 Also Known as: Canmore ID 212008 Getting Here From Lochgilphead, take the A816 road north for several miles (towards the megalithic paradise of Kilmartin), keeping your eyes peeled for the road-signs saying “Dunadd.”  Turn … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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