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Cup Marked Stone


We visited this stone, and it's neighbour, in August 1997 in scorching weather. At both sites we were plagued by savage horseflies, that made the visit less relaxing than we'd hoped for.

The cup marked stone is the first of the two that you get to coming from Kinloch, and it's on the left-hand side of the road under some tress.

The RCAHMS database has this to say about this site:

"A large, earth-fast boulder 5ft long as far as is exposed and 3ft 10ins broad, bearing on the upper surface 18 cup marks of various depths of which the most distinct, 3ins in diameter and 1in deep, is towards the N. The whole length of the stone is not visible but the markings do not seem to extend to the covered portion."

I think it was the unusually hot weather that brought the hungry horseflies out, so you'll probably be alright if you visit when the weather is more Scottish.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
16th August 2002ce
Edited 22nd December 2003ce

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