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Migvie

Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art

<b>Migvie</b>Posted by drewbhoyImage © drew/ALC/A/L/B
Nearest Town:Ballater (13km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NJ437067 / Sheet: 37
Latitude:57° 8' 51.93" N
Longitude:   2° 55' 50.09" W

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Visited: April 10, 2017

Following Drew's rediscovery of the Migvie Cupmarked Stone, I took the first opportunity to check it out for myself.

On the map below, the orange marker points to the stone's original location (where it had lain for over a century), and the red marker indicates its new location within the confines of the kirkyard. The blue marker indicates Migvie kirk.
 
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
10th April 2017ce
Edited 11th April 2017ce

The cup marked rock has now been placed in the neighbouring Migvie Churchyard. Plenty parking at the church, which is beautiful on the outside as well as in the inside. Pictish stones are in the churchyard and also in the church.

Most importantly, for us, the cup marked rock has re-appeared and sits at NJ4369606817 near the wall on the east side. It is now in a much safer place.

Visited 8/4/2017.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
8th April 2017ce

December 22, 2016

The Migvie Cup-Marked Stone has disappeared!

After visiting the Tom Dubh Cairns 800 metres east of Migvie Church with Drew we stopped off at the site of the well-known Migvie Cup-Marked Stone—close by the west end of the neighbouring farmhouse at 'The Glack'.

But it wasn't there!

The verge where this stone formerly stood has clearly been scooped away, the stone with it.

Has the stone been lawfully removed for preservation, or has it simply been stolen?

The stone was last seen by me on October 21, 2013. In view of the fact that the scooped out section of verge has not yet been fully colonised by vegetation, it would seem that the stone's removal was fairly recent.

I have checked with Canmore, but they make no mention of this event.

So answers would be appreciated.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
29th December 2016ce
Edited 1st January 2017ce

Visited: October 21, 2013

The Migvie cupmarked boulder lies just a few metres south of Glack Farmhouse, on the verge of the track leading up to the farm, and right beside the drystane dyke to the east of the track.

The boulder appears to consist of a red sandstone and, according to Canmore, has on its upper surface some 42 cupmarks about 10 millimetres deep and averaging 40 millimetres in diameter.

Although Migvie is signposted as 1½ miles from Logie Coldstone, it is a very small and scattered community: there is no 'Migvie' sign welcoming you there and it's easy to bypass Migvie altogether. The best guide is to keep a look out for the churchyard on the north of the road. When you see it you've arrived. Park by the churchyard and walk 75 metres east along the main road to Glack Farm.

More details at Canmore.
LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
21st October 2013ce
Edited 10th January 2017ce