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The Auld Wifes Lifts

Natural Rock Feature


The Auld Wives Lifts sit in a natural amphitheatre on the Cragmaddie Muir above Milngavie near Glasgow.
They consist of three extremely large pieces of grey schist, one propped on top of the other two. There is a space between them through which it is possible to pass.
The rocks are covered in carved grafitti from as far back as the 18th century at least, as well as around eight or so carved 'heads' or 'faces'. These have a primeval look about them but are probably fairly recent. The surrounding rocks have several cup and ring marks as well as other markings (including an 'eye').
Blackdrop Posted by Blackdrop
24th July 2007ce
Edited 24th July 2007ce

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