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Na Carraigean

Stone Circle


"At the head of Glenfincastle is the famous stone circle known as "An Carrigean" which was visited on the first of May, and supposed to bring good fortune to those who walked round it. It consists of four stones of no great size, set on a raised earthen platform, which seems at one time to have been causewayed. The circle is probably of Neolithic origin, from the small size of the stones and the veneration in which it was held. An avenue lined with small stones leads to it, through which cattle were probably driven when they underwent the baptism of fire, and there is a large hut circle on one side. An extensive view is got from the platform, and at no great distance on the same moorland plateau is Grenich, with its burial mounds and evidences of Sun worship."
From "Pitlochry District" by Hugh Mitchell 1923, pages 60-61.
Posted by Martin
27th August 2001ce
Edited 27th July 2003ce

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18th August 2016ce
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