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Angus

Sites/Groups in this region:

24 posts
Airlie Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
1 site
Alrick Cairn(s)
14 posts
Ardestie Souterrain
7 posts
Arniefoul Cairn(s)
5 posts
Auchterhouse Hill Hillfort
3 posts
Auldallan Standing Stones
33 posts
Balgarthno Stone Circle
2 posts
Balgay Hill Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
2 posts
Balhall Cup Marked Stone
17 posts
Balkello Standing Stone / Menhir
28 posts
Balkemback Stone Circle
6 posts
Balloch Cairn(s)
12 posts
Ballownie Round Barrow(s)
7 posts
Balmuckety Standing Stones
5 posts
Balzeordie Hillfort (Destroyed)
14 posts
1 site
Barns of Airlie Souterrain Souterrain
8 posts
Battledykes Cairn(s)
1 post
Beattie's Cairn Cairn(s)
7 posts
Bell Hillock Cairn(s)
14 posts
Brankam Hill
9 posts
Bridgend of Lethnot Ring Cairn
3 posts
Brown Caterthun Hillfort
5 posts
Burnfoot Cairn(s)
11 posts
Caddam Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Cairn Knap Cairn(s)
4 posts
Cairn Motherie Cairn(s)
4 posts
Cairn Plew Cairn(s)
7 posts
Camperdown Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Cantsmill Cairn(s)
11 posts
Carlungie Souterrain
5 posts
Carlunie Cairn(s)
2 posts
Carmyllie Hill Burial Chamber
2 posts
Carrot Hill Cup Marked Stone
18 posts
Carsegownie Round Cairn
10 posts
Carse Grey Stone Circle
12 posts
1 site
Castle Hill (Meams) Hillfort
4 posts
Castle Rock Promontory Fort (Destroyed)
4 posts
Cat Law Cairn(s)
29 posts
Colmeallie Stone Circle
5 posts
Conon Souterrain Souterrain
14 posts
Corogle Burn Stone Row / Alignment
6 posts
Cortachy Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Craigowl Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
5 posts
Dark Stane Roundie Round Cairn
6 posts
Denoon Cup Marked Stone
15 posts
Denoon Law Hillfort
9 posts
Devil's Stone (Invergowrie) Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Dickmount Law Cairn(s)
6 posts
Doonies Kerbed Cairn
2 posts
Douglamuir Enclosure
7 posts
Dronley House Artificial Mound
21 posts
Dron Hill Sacred Hill
15 posts
Drumsturdy / Laws Souterrain
9 posts
Dumbarrow Hill Stone Fort / Dun
16 posts
1 site
Dundee Law Hillfort
12 posts
Easter Memus Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Easter Peathaugh Stone Circle
7 posts
East Campsie Kerbed Cairn
4 posts
Elephant Rock Natural Rock Feature
14 posts
1 site
Finavon Hillfort Hillfort
5 posts
Fordhouses Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
4 posts
Formal Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Gallows Hillock Cairn(s)
12 posts
Gallows Knap Round Barrow(s)
8 posts
Gallows Knowe Cairn(s)
10 posts
Gallow Hill Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
4 posts
Gallow Hill 2 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
6 posts
Gaylet Pot Natural Rock Feature
3 posts
Girdlestane Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
5 posts
Glen Mark Cairn(s)
8 posts
Glen Wood Cairn(s)
8 posts
Guthrie Hill Cairn(s)
5 posts
Haer Cairn Cairn(s)
6 posts
Hare Cairn Cairn(s)
4 posts
Hatton (Labothie Hill) Cairn(s)
1 post
Hill of Finavon Cup Marked Stone
5 posts
Hill of Milton Cairn(s)
16 posts
Hill of Prieston Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
5 posts
Huntingfaulds Cairn(s)
17 posts
Huntlyhill Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Hurly Hawkins Broch
3 posts
Killievair Standing Stone / Menhir
12 posts
Kilry Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Kintrockat Cairn(s)
9 posts
Kirriemuir Hill Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
1 site
Labothie Hill Cairn(s)
4 posts
Law Of Coull Cairn(s)
11 posts
Law Of Windsor Cairn(s)
15 posts
Lendrick Lodge Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Lintrathen Cairn(s)
5 posts
Lud Castle Promontory Fort (Destroyed)
9 posts
Maryton Cairn(s)
8 posts
2 sites
Meams Hill Ring Cairn
7 posts
Meigle Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
1 post
4 sites
Meikle Kenny Stone Row / Alignment
9 posts
Melgund Cottage Cairn(s)
5 posts
Mile Cairn Cairn(s)
5 posts
Morenish Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
32 posts
non rock art
13 posts
Noranside Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Ogil Cairn(s)
2 posts
Old Montrose Cursus Cursus
10 posts
Philpie Standing Stones
8 posts
Pitmudie Stone Row Stone Row / Alignment
15 posts
Pitscandlie Standing Stones
3 posts
Pitscandly Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
11 posts
Prail Castle Promontory Fort
3 posts
Prieston Hut Circles Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
8 posts
Red Castle Cairn(s)
5 posts
Red Head Promontory Fort
7 posts
1 site
Reedie Cairn(s)
1 post
Reswallie Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
4 posts
Strone Hill Stone Circle
1 post
St Ninian's Well Standing Stones (Destroyed)
5 posts
Tarfside, Blue Cairn Cairn(s)
30 posts
Tealing Souterrain
3 posts
Tealing Hill Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
3 posts
Tealing Hill cist Cist
3 posts
Tealing Hill settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
16 posts
Tealing Stones Standing Stones
5 posts
Templewood Cairn(s)
17 posts
1 site
Turin Hill Hillfort
6 posts
Vayne Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Waggles Artificial Mound
18 posts
Westerton Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
West Mains Cairn(s)
5 posts
West Mains of Ethie Promontory Fort
4 posts
White Cairn Cairn(s)
17 posts
White Caterthun Hillfort
Sites of disputed antiquity:
2 sites
Aberlemno
11 posts
Auchterhouse Stone Circle
5 posts
Glamis Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
St Arnold's Seat Cairn(s)

News

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Late Bronze Age Weapons Discovery Hailed As 'Find Of A Lifetime'

What an absolute belter of a find!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-38971099
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
15th February 2017ce
Edited 15th February 2017ce

Carnoustie's Golden Sword

Intriguing find under footie pitch.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8e3_1473699545
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
15th September 2016ce

Children Take To Tribal Life Of Ancient Scots Warriors.

Face painting, period clothes and ancient language make fighters of young blades at Picts event.

More info:

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1811872
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
5th July 2010ce

Boat provides historical insight.


A Bronze Age logboat which had lain unseen in the River Tay for 3,000 years is being studied by archaeologists.
It is hoped the find will yield important new information about how human ancestors lived... continues...
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
29th December 2006ce

Polished axehead found at site near Forfar

See a picture of the beautiful stripey (part-of-an) axehead at The Courier:
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/output/2006/02/12/newsstory8018512t0.asp

There are contact details if you want to go on the next visit to the find site with the Kinnettles and District Heritage Group, on the 19th Feb.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
13th February 2006ce

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2nd March 2003ce

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Hill of Finavon (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

A sandstone boulder decorated with 17 cup-marks on its upper surface and measuring around 0.7m by 0.8m can be found in an area of rig and furrow cultivation here. BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
19th March 2018ce

Finavon (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

A piece of sandstone carved with a cup mark surrounded by two concentric rings was found on the ground just south-west of the ramparts of Finavon fort in 1987.

Measuring around 0.28m by around 0.25m, it is now housed in the McManus Galleries in Dundee.
BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
19th March 2018ce

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

<b>Finavon</b>Posted by BigSweetie BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
19th March 2018ce

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

This slab features several cup marks including one which appears to be surrounded by a ring.

It was found on Balgay Hill and donated to the McManus Galleries in 2006.

I couldn't find any reference to its discovery so have given it a grid reference which places it at the top of Balgay Hill.
BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
18th March 2018ce

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

<b>Balgay Hill</b>Posted by BigSweetie BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
18th March 2018ce

Dundee Law (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Dundee Law</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
2nd February 2018ce

Dundee Law (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

28/01/2018 - Heading back from Edinburgh to Aberdeen on the train we decided to stop off at Dundee for a walk. We didn’t pick the best of weather days for it. Got off the train just after nine and 10 minutes later the rain started and didn’t really let up for the rest of the walk.

Very quiet Sunday morning streets as we headed first to Balgay Hill. Nice hill with an observatory on top. Don’t think there is anything old here but it look a good place for a bit of megalithic.

Heading east we moved on to Dundee Law. Easy to get a little lost in the streets between the two but nothing too bad. A short climb first through allotments and then steps got us to the top. I guess the views from here are great on a sunny day but today the low cloud and rain put paid to that.

Hard to see if we were looking at any bits of the original fort as we walked around the top. Impressive war memorial and trig there as well.

We headed south back down through the streets to the train station. Overall a nice quiet walk to visit Dundee Law hillfort. Worth going on a clear day just for the views.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
2nd February 2018ce

Dumbarrow Hill (Stone Fort / Dun) — Fieldnotes

Dumbarrow provided its builders with three sides of natural defences. The north side is very steep and during our visit being attacked by marauding sheep, the south slightly less steep and the west, once again slightly less steep. The west also appears to have an entrance not noted by Canmore. However the main entrance is in the east with facing stones clearly marking the doorway. Once again I disagree with Canmore. I think the east had defences natural or man made. The farmer at nearby Dumbarrow Farm confirmed that many dry stane dykes in the area had been built from stones from the dun and nearby long gone cairns.

One thing that cannot be disputed is the impressive views in all areas especially the snow covered mountains to the west glistening in the distance. Myths of King Nechtan (see folklore) and famous battles surround this area. Certainly at the time when we visited, fast approaching darkness, the dun had an atmosphere of otherworldliness.

From Friockheim we headed south on the A933, then the B961 west, take the minor road north west at the first crossroads, go over Dumbarrow bridge, past Dumbarrow Farm and take the road north east to Hillkirk. We were given permission by the farmer to park who told us about the destruction of nearby cairns and the removal of stones during the 1800s. The dun, in its wonderful location, is to the north east of the farm buildings.

Visited 28/12/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
23rd January 2018ce

Dron Hill (Sacred Hill) — Images

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13th January 2018ce
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