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Wizard's Stone

Natural Rock Feature


A clue to the name in the 18th century Statistical Account of Scotland:
Towards the end of the last century, a man was burnt for a wizard, at the foot of the Gloom Hill, not many yards from the town of Dollar.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
24th May 2013ce

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It was a very popular pastime back then, the burning of witches. Being burnt for a witch (or wizard) was a real hazard if you were even slightly weird or didn't get on with the local minister or kirk session clerk. I used to pass this site when visiting my late Uncle Willie in Dunning. The locals never let the paint fade.

The last half of the 17th century were dangerous times.

Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
27th May 2013ce
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