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The Caiy Stane

Standing Stone / Menhir


"In an adjacent field, close to the quadrilateral of trees that are supposed to mark the line of a Roman camp, is the Kel or Kat Stone- translated 'Battle Stone'- a cup-marked monolith seven feet in height, which, if legend speaks true, marks the grave of a chieftain who fell in fight. It certainly was raised for a purpose; and the gray and lichened landmark, standing where it does on a ridge and near a cross-road, looking across to the Pentlands and down upon Swanston catches the eye and challenges the fancy"
From "The Fringes of Edinburgh" by John Geddie (date unknown) pages 102-105.
Posted by Martin
5th September 2001ce

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