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The Buck Stane

Standing Stone / Menhir


'Of greater age than any of the other memorials of the Parish and the Ward are the four Standing Stones of Liberton. One of them is in the old burial-ground at Niddrie-Marischal. Another stands close to the Old Dalkieth Road at Craigend, in what was once known as Kirklands, now a market-garden. The third, formerly built into a wall at Nether Liberton, has been re-erected on the King's Knowe, behind the stables of The Inch. The fourth is in the grounds of Mortonhall.'
From 'The Fringes of Edinburgh' by John Geddie (date unknown) pages 155-156.

These four stones are Niddrie, Ravenswood Avenue, Cat Stane at the Inch and the Bore Stane.

Around this stone there are 32 streets named in its honour.
Posted by Martin
28th December 2001ce

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