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Giant's Stone

Natural Rock Feature


In describing the vitrified site of the Top of Noth in Strathbogie, Dr Hibbert speaks of "a lofty upright stone on the westerly flank of the hill, connected with which is a monstrous traditional story of its having been placed there by a giant, the print of whose heel in it is still visible." Archaeologia Scotica, vol. iv. p.297.
Mentioned on p 82 of 'Deliciae Literariae: A New Volume of Table-talk', by Joseph Robertson, 1840. (online at Google Books)

The RCAHMS record describes this as a natural stone. A 1967 visit said it was a "large, much-weathered boulder, with a faint natural mark forming the outline of a boot print on its south face".
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
14th March 2007ce
Edited 14th March 2007ce

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