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The Gathering Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


You need wellies to find this. Park at the MacRae Monument and take the left hand path. Follow this 'til you come to a dyke on the right, follow this and you come to a fork, take the left path and make for the far trees. Here you will find the stone covered with a grill. When I was last here the local school children had laid flowers and messages in memory of people killed in war.
This traditional gathering place was where the Jacobite army met for the inconclusive no score draw with the goverenment army in 1715.
If you come here in the summer use a repellant, there is a massed gathering of midgies here.
hamish Posted by hamish
22nd December 2002ce
Edited 31st December 2002ce

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