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Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art


Monday 24/12/01
We stopped off here on our way home from Roslin Glen. This is about the third time I've visited this stone- now it has a small black iron railing surrounding it which completely destroys any atmosphere or decent photo! What on earth possessed them to do this? Is it to protect the Christians on their way to church??!!! The stone is slowly getting covered in a thick layer of moss- although there's meant to be about 26 cup marks on it I could only count about 20 -odd. I think five or six are also ring marked, although it's difficult to say due to the moss. Saying all that, practically the whole surface is covered in symbols. Here stands this small stone, surrounded by an iron fence, next to the church standing above it and yet, nestled at the base of the church tower, this stone has more symbolism, power and spirituality than the building it sits beside.
Posted by Martin
31st December 2001ce

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