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Birks Cairn Cairn(s)
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Blackcastle Rings Promontory Fort
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Black Hill Hillfort
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Black Law Cairn(s)
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Black Meldon Fort Hillfort
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Borrowston Rig Stone Circle
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Borrowston Rig South Cairn(s)
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Brothers' Stones Standing Stones
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Bruntaburn Mill Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Buck Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Burgh Hill Stone Circle
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Burgh Hill Fort Hillfort
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Burrow Stones Stone Setting
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Cademuir Hill Hillfort
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Caerlee Hill Fort Hillfort
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Cambridge Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Cardie Hill Fort Hillfort
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Cardrona Mains Standing Stone / Menhir
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Castle Knowe Hillfort
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Chester Knowe Hillfort
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Cleuch Hill Cairn(s)
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Cockburn Law Hillfort
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The Cow Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Dabshead Standing Stone / Menhir
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Dabshead Hillfort
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Dirrington Great Law Cairn(s)
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The Dod Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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5 sites
Drumelzier
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Dundreich Cairn(s)
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Dunion Hill Hillfort
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Duns Law Hillfort
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Earlston Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Edingtonhill Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Eildon Hills
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Five Stanes Stone Circle
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Fosterland Burn Hillfort
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Frogden Circle Stone Circle (Destroyed)
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Giant's Stone Standing Stones
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Glebe Stone Standing Stones
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The Grey Stone (Coldstream) Natural Rock Feature
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Habchester Hillfort
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Harlaw Muir Long Cairn
Hearthstane Standing Stones
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Horseshoe Wood Standing Stone / Menhir
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Hownam Law Hillfort
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Janet's Brae Fort Hillfort
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Janet's Brae Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Jeffries Corse Cairn(s)
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Kirkton Manor Standing Stone / Menhir
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Kittlegairy Burn Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Lamancha Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Langlaw Hill Hillfort
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Linton Hill Hillfort
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Long Bog Cairn(s)
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Long Knowe Chambered Cairn
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Lord's Tree Cairn Round Cairn
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Megget Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Menzion Standing Stones Standing Stones
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Midshiels Cairn Round Cairn
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Midshiels Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Minch Moor Cist
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Mitchelhill Rings Hillfort
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The Mount Cairn(s)
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Mutiny Stones Cairn(s)
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Nether Dod Cairn(s)
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Ninestane Rigg Stone Circle
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Odin's Hall Broch
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Old Harestanes Stone Circle
Overhowden Henge
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Peat Law Cairn(s)
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Pech Stone and Lintlaw Burn stone Natural Rock Feature
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Penchrise Pen Hillfort
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Piersknowe Plantation Cairn(s)
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Pirn Hill Fort Hillfort
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Pyked Stane Hill Cairn(s)
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Rubers Law
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Shannabank Hill Hillfort
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The Shearers Stone Row / Alignment
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Sheriff Muir Standing Stones
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Sleepy Knowe Cairn(s)
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Thirlestane Hillfort
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The Tinlee Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Torykneis Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Trestle Cairn Cairn(s)
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Twinlaw Cairn(s)
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Warrior's Rest Standing Stone / Menhir
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West Linton Cist Cemetery Burial Chamber
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Wether Law Cairn(s)
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Whiteside Hill Hillfort
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White Hill Hillfort
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1 site
White Meldon Fort and Cairn Hillfort
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The White Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Wolf Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Woodside Standing Stone / Menhir
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The Yarrow Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Cheese Well Sacred Well
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Innerleithen Parish Church Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Stob Stones Standing Stones
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St. Ronan's Well Sacred Well

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Bronze Age Discovery - Finest in Scottish Borders


Experts from the National Museum are rushing to the Borders after a rare piece of treasure was unearthed near Yetholm.

Local historians are already describing the find as one of the most important ever in the south of Scotland.

And if their early calculations are right – the object may be a 3,000 year-old mirror... continues...
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
8th April 2004ce
Edited 20th July 2006ce

New Survey of Upper Tweed Valley Sites


Peebleshire News

The archaeological survey of the Upper Tweed Valley has finally been completed by the Biggar Museum Trust... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
26th March 2004ce
Edited 26th March 2004ce

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Stewartry Archaeological Trust ; The Newbarns Project


Excavations of Colvend crannog now believed built on kerb cairn
wideford Posted by wideford
6th March 2004ce
Edited 6th March 2004ce

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Old Harestanes (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

This is my first time at the Old Harestanes, it's been on the list for ages, so it's high on the list of today's must see's. The reason it's taken so long to get here is it's on private property, in fact it's at the back of someones back yard. Some door knocking and mild smiling is the order of the day here.
Eric and myself approached with some trepidation, which door should we knock on, being who I am I always go for the door with a letter box in it, you can't go far wrong there.
I knocked on the inner door of the porch, on the west side of the house. Twice. An old man came to the door, I asked him if he had a stone circle on his property, and could we have a look, pretty please, smile, think happy thought's. He said we do, it's over there, he pointed. We couldn't see it, but he clearly wasn't going to show us so we said thank you very much and walked off behind his house. It's not a big garden, it was quickly found.

Hob said from RCAHMS "No comparable monument exists in Peeblesshire, but one near Penmaenmawr, Caernarvonshire, dateable to the Middle Bronze Age, is strikingly similar." where on earth is that then? Penmaenmawr isn't in Caernarvonshire is it? They don't mean Circle 275 do they? I cant agree with that. RCAHMS also says theres four stones in the circle, looks more like five, with a little intruder.

It's in someones garden, did I say that, I thought it would be good living next door to Balbirnie, but this ol' feller has one all to himself. Just imagine having an actual stone circle that has appeared in books and stuff, in your garden.
Brilliant.
So, there are six stones, one is tiny, and I think an intruder to the true stones. Five actual large stones form what's left of the circle, which was never large. On the floor inside the circle is a raised area, it could be an overgrown getting buried stone, as its in a garden I didn't go digging. There may have been some lithic movement.

Not the best location to see a ruined stone circle, but glad to have gotten to see it anyway, hopefully the words Old Harestanes will now begin to move into the back of my mind, and settle down with all the other names. Funny thing about names of ancient sites, I think I can remember all their names, yet not an idea who that boy my son hangs round with is.
postman Posted by postman
27th September 2018ce

Old Harestanes (Stone Circle) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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25th September 2018ce

Langlaw Hill (Hillfort) — Images

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