Standing Stone / Menhir
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The fence here is in far better condition than it's near neighbour as Auchorachan.Take the B9136 turning south near the primary school. As the road heads directly south stop at the first gate on the east. The stone is about 50 meters from the road. This beautifully sited monument has wonderful all round views. About 200 meters down the road is the famous distillery at Glenlivet. Lovely place!!!
15th October 2011ce
They are problematic enough at the best of times , this one isn't even mentioned in Canmore but is on the 6 inch 1869 OS map . Like it's neighbour at Auchorachan it has wee protective fence .
29th July 2011ce
From Glenlivet Lilts by R. H. Calder (1925)
Glenlivet it has Castles three,
Drumin, Blairfindy and Deskie,
And also on distillery
More famous than the castles three.
Glenlivet it has peaty hills,
And rushing burns, and sparkling rills,
Where scores of wee unlicensed stills
Were busy filling kegs and gills.
Glenlivet it has raised it's name,
To shine upon the brow of fame,
And neighbours, near and distant, claim
A right to profit by the same.
Glenlivet has a Gallowhill,
Whereon the hangman plied his skill;
But, though the name suggests it still,
No culprit does a gallows fill.
Glenlivet has a standing stone,
A relic of age bygone;
Its history can be told by none;
Itself had best be left alone.
Glenlivet has a battlefield
On which brave Argyle was forced to yield,
Bur brave MacLean his brand did wield
Till Huntly's might o'ercame the chield.
Glenlivet it had wond'rous sights
Of fairies, witches, ghost and lights
And oh, the shaking, quaking frights
"Feart places" gave on darksome nights!
Glenlivet now has got a hall,
The very thing, one might it call,
A comfort and a joy to all
At concert, soiree, play or ball.
11th October 2011ce
Edited 12th October 2011ce