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Hare Cairn



A little to the west of Hynd Castle, on the ridge which divides this parish from Inverarity, there was a very large heap of stones, called Haercairns or Hoar Cairn, which probably were raised over the bodies of the combatants slain at a great battle fought there in very early times, but of the time, the parties engaged, or the result we are ignorant. Many of the stones have been carted off. Locally it is said to have been the burial place of all the suicides of the district. The Gallows Hill is in the immediate vicinity, and the criminals executed may have been buried there. Many human bones have been found under the stones.
From 'Angus or Forfarshire, the land and people' v4, by A J Warden (1884).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
24th February 2012ce
Edited 24th February 2012ce

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