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Sluggan

Standing Stone / Menhir

Nearest Town:Lochgilphead (20km SSE)
OS Ref (GB):   NM840075 / Sheet: 55
Latitude:56° 12' 39.17" N
Longitude:   5° 29' 0.49" W

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Further to what Rhiannon says below, Ulric was the commander-in-chief of a band of Viking raiders under Olaf Tryggvenson who were defeated by the Scots in a battle here in 968 CE. Legend has it Olaf is buried nearby under Dun Aula at Barbreck House, futher down Gleann Domhain. BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
25th August 2004ce
Edited 26th August 2004ce

This stone is a pointy 7'6" tall, with a (natural?) oval hollow in its southerly face. It is said to be the spot where a Danish general called Ulric is buried - he was killed in a battle here (Ulric, incidentally, means 'wolf'). There are several prehistoric (and some more recent) cairns in the vicinity too.

(information on Canmore)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
23rd June 2004ce

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Turnalt Farm website


the Turnalt Farm website has a photo of the stone
BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
25th August 2004ce