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Aquhorthies (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

I used to live a couple of hundred yards from both circles and over the years the view fron Aquhorthies changed from panoramic pasture,including a magnificent line of Beech trees to an Aberdeen overspill town.
In what used to be farmland to the north was a barely recognizable cairn which had been ruined by Spruce planting,the area was called Craighed.
A year or so ago I went back to visit some memories and found , in the middle of Badentoy Industrial Estate a 're-created Stone Circle', courtesy of the developer. It had a flower bed built in! A shame they didn't leave it to go back to the land.
I looked for the circle that used to be near a farm to the north without luck.Is it still there?
Recommendation is a booklet published mid '70s by the Town Council.Its called something like Ancient Sites in Grampian and is the result of a survey carried out of all stones and circles in the area.
PS.The area around Aquorthies used to be a prolific mushroom area,massive puffballs and beacoup Chanterel
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