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Eildon Hills


To the superstition about the sides of the sheep of Largo Law, add, as a note, that the same idea prevails in the south about the teeth of those which graze upon the Eildon hills. We know, from authentic documents, that there were gold mines in these hills in the time of James VI; but whether the metal communicates any tinge to the verdure, and the verdure again to the teeth of the sheep, must be left to naturalists.
From the additions to 'The Popular Rhymes of Scotland' by Robert Chambers (1826).

The Largo Law sheep have golden fleeces due to the golden hoard beneath the surface. I thought Largo Law was on TMA but it seems not - insufficient archaeology! It is a prominent hill near the stones at Lundin Links, and you can see a photo of it on that page.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
15th April 2009ce
Edited 16th April 2009ce

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