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Cup Marked Stone


At Killishmont, near Keith, Banffshire, was a piece of ground called "the Helliman Rig." It lay on the top of a rising ground, and commanded a very wide view of the country, stretching for many miles over the hills of Banff and Moray. In a part of it the rock--a kind of slate--came to the surface. In the rock were cut out nine cups in three rows. Tradition has it that a tenant long ago began to cultivate it. No sooner had the plough touched it than one of the oxen fell down dead. It is not very many years since it was brought under cultivation.
From Notes onThe Folk-Lore of the North-East of Scotland By Walter Gregor [1881]. Let's hope the rock is still there.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
28th May 2004ce
Edited 12th May 2005ce

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