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Leys of Marlee

Stone Circle



Better late than never to report but the stones have been thumped again. Around the start of April the circle was hit again by road traffic , this time by a big red construction lorry. The damage this time is to the first stone on the left as you drive through the circle from the Blairgowrie side. The stone has been lifted out of the socket and now leans at a jaunty angle toward the middle of the circle.

The good news is that the lorry is a total write off !

Perth and Kinross heritage trust have arranged a meeting with the firm responsible and say that As the site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, HS ( Hysteric Scotland ) will require that the stone is put back in place under archaeological supervision. Depending on whether this stone has been excavated previously (4 stones were excavated in 1988) this reinstatement may involve a small excavation.

Apparently this is the second time a lorry has crashed into the circle – the other incident took place in 1975.
Posted by scotty
31st May 2008ce
Edited 31st May 2008ce

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