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11 sites
Arthur's Seat
2 posts
Braid Hills (site of) Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
5 posts
Caerketton Hill Cairn(s)
16 posts
The Caiy Stane Standing Stone / Menhir
11 posts
Cammo Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
1 site
The Cat Stane (Edinburgh) Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
The Cat Stane, Inch Standing Stone / Menhir
21 posts
Corstorphine Hill Cup Marked Stone
14 posts
Dunsapie Hillfort
8 posts
Edinburgh Castle Hillfort
3 posts
Galachlaw Cairn Cairn(s)
15 posts
Gogar Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
56 posts
Hully Hill Monument Artificial Mound
4 posts
Kaimes Hill Hillfort
4 posts
Newhouse Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Niddrie Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Parkburn Cist Cemetery Cist
2 posts
Platt Hill Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Ravelrig Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
5 posts
Ravenswood Avenue Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
27 posts
Tormain Hill Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
Sites of disputed antiquity:
22 posts
Blackford Hill Carving
10 posts
The Bore Stane Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
The Buck Stane Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Penny Well Sacred Well
6 posts
St. Catherine's Well Sacred Well
8 posts
St. Triduana's Wellhouse Sacred Well


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5,000-year-old home of capital's first farmers discovered

THE remains of a hilltop home believed to be about 5,000 years old have been discovered on the outskirts of Edinburgh, The Scotsman can reveal.

The Neolithic roundhouse, found on a site where a quarry is due to be expanded, is one of the oldest prehistoric buildings to be discovered in the capital... continues...
moss Posted by moss
23rd March 2009ce

Rhind Lectures - 27th-29th April (Edinburgh)

Living in an age of stone - Gabriel Cooney
The Rhind Lectures for 2007. National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

27.04.2007 to 29.04... continues...
Posted by TMA Ed
21st March 2007ce
Edited 10th September 2007ce

Bronze age skull from Juniper Green, Edinburgh

Latest RC dating on skull reveals that the man died around 2150 BCE;

FOR more than a century the skull has lain in storage as part of the national museum collection... continues...
Posted by Martin
14th March 2007ce
Edited 10th September 2007ce

Iron Age remains unearthed in Edinburgh

WORKMEN digging up a city street in preparation for a new bus route have uncovered an Iron Age structure.

The remains of the 3000-year-old stone enclosure were discovered in the Broomhouse area... continues...
Posted by BrigantesNation
27th February 2004ce
Edited 10th September 2007ce

Chariot Dated

The 400BC Ferrari

The Iron Age chariot unearthed at an Edinburgh building site has been proved the oldest in Britain.

Radiocarbon tests on the wheels of the chariot have proved it dates back to 400BC - 200 years earlier than the previous oldest British find... continues...
pebblesfromheaven Posted by pebblesfromheaven
11th January 2004ce
Edited 10th September 2007ce

'Ferrari of the Iron Age' found

Chariot proves Iron Age links with Europe
by STEPHEN STEWART, September 25 2003

ARCHAEOLOGISTS studying an ancient chariot burial have found evidence that Iron Age Scots had far closer ties with Europe than previously thought... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
25th September 2003ce
Edited 10th September 2007ce


14th -16th March 2003
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, National Museums of Scotland, and the Neolithic Studies Group
Royal Museum, Edinburgh

Key speaker - Richard Bradley
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
11th October 2002ce
Edited 10th September 2007ce

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Tormain Hill (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Tormain Hill</b>Posted by olly olly Posted by olly
5th April 2018ce

Edinburgh Castle (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Edinburgh Castle</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
1st February 2018ce

Edinburgh Castle (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

27/01/2018 – After a very windy walk round Arthur’s Seat in the morning we made our way up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle.

Our siege on the castle was quickly halted at the entrance by a very nice woman who informed us that our rucksacks were too big to take in (44L size in case you were wondering, pack small if you visit). With our attack thwarted so quickly we made the slow walk back to where we were staying to regroup.

One hour later we were back. Travelling light we made it past the guard this time and into the castle. Our second assault again came to an abrupt halt. This time by a long snaking chain of people. Quickly realising this might work to our advantage and offer us a way through we joined the queue and tried to blend in. What seemed like hours later (probably nearer 10 minutes) we reached the head and another nice person to deal with. This time we made it past first go though not unscathed, my wallet took a direct hit on the way (£34 for the two of us).

Finally we made it into the main areas, we went into full tourist mode and started taking photos of anything and everything so not to draw attention to ourselves. High point is a little debatable but I liked the rock outside St Margaret’s Chapel though I felt a little silly standing there for the obligatory photo. Views from the castle are wonderful and it’s such a good location with a history that stretches back through the mists of time.

We thought our ruse of acting like tourists had been rumbled when a loud bang nearly gave me a heart attack. A quick scan of the map we had been given informed us it was just the one o’clock gun firing and they do it every day. Relieved we headed further inside and went to look for the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny. The security was tight and my belly was starting to rumble so we left empty handed and made for the cafe. Turns out we weren’t the only folk looking to get their hands on plenty of loot, nice food though despite the price.

With happy belly again and all batteries walked we made our way out. I sadly resisted the urge to sit on a cannon for a photo as the oldest person doing so looked about 5 years old and I didn’t want to draw attention to myself (bit rubbish getting old, I should care less what people think but I like to stay hidden in life).

Yes it's a bit of a dear do to enter and nothing megalithic to look but there’s a wonderful sense of a continuing history to the place as you walk around. It’s well worth a visit.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
1st February 2018ce

Earl Cairnie (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Earl Cairnie</b>Posted by tiompan<b>Earl Cairnie</b>Posted by tiompan<b>Earl Cairnie</b>Posted by tiompan<b>Earl Cairnie</b>Posted by tiompan tiompan Posted by tiompan
20th July 2017ce

Tormain Hill (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

Easier to get to than before (no barbed wire to negotiate) approached by a well used path with handy new stile and sign posts at the top.

Following the path that accompanies a narrow line of trees on the Wilkiston road out of Ratho head to the top of the hill past a rope swing, very popular with dog walkers (not the rope swing...or at least i think not) If you like you can get the number 20 lothian bus from Slateford (Chesser) to Ratho then after your neolithic detour go along the canal for cake and coffee at the brilliantly odd international climbing centre.

If you are visiting Jupiter Art Land then you can walk stealthily out through the farm at the back of the estate through Bonnington mains, cross the road and head towards Ratho. Then take sign posted path on the right to tree topped Tomain hill opposite the horribly vast water filled quarry on the other side of the road.
olly Posted by olly
11th April 2017ce

Tormain Hill (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Tormain Hill</b>Posted by olly<b>Tormain Hill</b>Posted by olly olly Posted by olly
11th April 2017ce
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