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The Busta Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


Not far from the house of Busta, is a large stone of granite, that appears as erect as if it had been fixed there by art. Not improbably it was a large boulder-stone, brought thither by natural causes, and placed in an upright position, as the memorial of some battle or death of a chief. It is supposed by the vulgar to have been thrown there by the Devil from some hill in Northmavine.
From 'A description of the Shetland Islands' by Samuel Hibbert (1822).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
26th July 2012ce

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