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Cleaven Dyke (Cursus) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Leys of Marlee (Stone Circle) — Images

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Leys of Marlee (Stone Circle) — Miscellaneous


Better late than never to report but the stones have been thumped again. Around the start of April the circle was hit again by road traffic , this time by a big red construction lorry. The damage this time is to the first stone on the left as you drive through the circle from the Blairgowrie side. The stone has been lifted out of the socket and now leans at a jaunty angle toward the middle of the circle.

The good news is that the lorry is a total write off !

Perth and Kinross heritage trust have arranged a meeting with the firm responsible and say that As the site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, HS ( Hysteric Scotland ) will require that the stone is put back in place under archaeological supervision. Depending on whether this stone has been excavated previously (4 stones were excavated in 1988) this reinstatement may involve a small excavation.

Apparently this is the second time a lorry has crashed into the circle – the other incident took place in 1975.

Barns of Airlie Souterrain — Images

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Blarliargan (Cup Marked Stone) — Images

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Kincairney (Cup Marked Stone) — Images

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Perth Western Edge (Cup Marked Stone) — News

Grave on the green - Perth

Perthshire Advertiser fri 14th may 2004

Work on the new golf development in perth was brought to a sudden halt yesterday as buried bones were found under the site of the 13th green.
Although police were called, this body mystery is more a job for archaeologists than detectives as the bone are believed to date from the broze age.
Employees with Marwell maintainance services , Aberdeen, were excavating for a new adventure golf putting course at the noahs ark golf center on perth western edge,when they made the discovery.
Niall Mcgill , perthshire advertiser golf guru and center prof.,said : As the guys were excuvating for the course they tried to move a large stone and found a hollow chamber underneth with bone inside.
When archaeoligists visited the site, it was soon clear that the discovery was a major historical find.

David Stachan ,PKHT archaeoligist and all round good egg, said the remains are of a well preserved cist burial of the Broze age, dating from 2500-700BC.

The cist is a stone lined coffin and within a body was found in the foetal position.

The survival of the skelital remains indicates the cist is undesturbed.It remarkable since its at the edge of the center car park.

The cist also contains other features of interest, CUP MARKS and small indentations cut into the cap stone of the cist by the prehistoric builders.
There is also a large quartz pebble inserted into the side of the cist.
Quartz may have had some special significance to prehistoric people as it often appears at the ritual sites said Davie boy !!!
A full excavation of the cist began yesterday afternoon.
The work has been funded by HS and once excavation is finished builders will be back on site to continue the putting coarse development.
However, The discovery will not go unmarked.
Niall said : we found the burial under what is going to be the 13th hole, so we're now thinking of a way to mark the site for visitors to the course. ( Q MEGARAKS!!!!!!)

Perth Western Edge (Cup Marked Stone) — Images

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Dron Hill (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

You could be a wee bit dissapointed when you first see this rock after walking up a long and very steep track for about an hour but once pull up a piece of turf and start to enjoy the view it all seems more than worth it.
This site has fantastic views, its even better on hazy day because you cant see Dundee.
The stone is marked by about 30 cup-marks , six forming three dumb-bells and four or five that look like they sit within a 30mm channel rather than being linked by one as reported on Canmore.

Dron Hill (Cup Marked Stone) — Images

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St.Martins (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Fieldnotes

This is a Cracker! I had a bit of trouble finding this stone because CANMORE has it sited in the wrong place. In fact nobody seems to have seen it since 1911.
The best Route to take when visiting the rock is to take the road from Balbeggie to St.Martins and turn up the Gracefield farm road , Follow the road up to the old farm and then go round the back, Follow the track east ( South Friarton house should be one field north on the right ) past the a few field clearance piles, Park at the end of the track beside the gate. If you see a couple of huge rocks at the edge of the field you are in the right place! Climb the gate and head up the track to south friarton. You will see a line of trees at the top of the field, the rock is at the west end of the trees at the edge of the field. Happy hunting. SCOTTY

St.Martins (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Macduff's Cross (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

If your thinking of visiting this site just click on the map for directions because my best attempt at directions would be' on the back road from Newburgh to nowhere' !

CANMORE list this as a sandstone boulder with marks as a result of weathering...... Not a chance mate!

This is a lovely little standing stone with great examples of cupmarks on two side and the top. The stone stands on a little mound surrounded by stones added by the good folk of Newburgh in the 1850s. The field that the stone stands in also has a few little mounds dotted about.

Parking is for one car only in the farm road end just next to the site.

The local residents would like it if you don't block the road so please leave enough room for a tractor/horse and cart.

Macduff's Cross (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Denmarkfield / King's Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Best visited by taking the Scarth road from Luncarty and parking at the side of the river Tay. Follow the path south along the river for about 1 mile. The stone stands at the back of Denmarkfield farm next to the river. A few cup marks on the top of the stone and a much later axe shaped carving on the side.

The Kor Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

This 8ft stone stands on the fench line between Drumacher farm and Milton farm just west of Harrietfield. The stone once form part of the fence and still has fence bolts drilled in it near the base. No marking apart from them. Permission sould be asked for at Drumacher farm.

Moncrieffe House (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

A dream home for a megarak. This circle stands on the lawn of Moncrieffe house near Bridge of Earn. It was moved here in the 70s from its original site a few hundred yards away because it was in the path of the M90 motorway. Just to the east is a cup mark boulder moved at the same time as the circle And infront of the house stands the Bore stone of Gask, a damaged cross slab with breathtaking carvings.

Permission must be sought to visit the site as it is in a private garden.

Gleneagles A (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

A nice stone just inside the field. About 3ft tall with a tapered top. The stone fell down a few years ago but the farmer put it back up.

Gleneagles B (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

A nice little stone and very easy to visit. The stone stands about 5ft tall and was recycle by the Picts for a spot of abstract art. The carving is supposed to be of a goose.

White Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

This one is a bit tricky toget even if it is just at the side of the A9. Southbound from Perth take the farm road just west of the filling station and drive up to the farm for permission. The stand is a mighty impresive site standing 8 or 9ft tall at the edge of the field. A good few cupmarks on the south face. The stone has been polished around the base by hundreds of years worth of livestock having a scratch.

Be warned ! Getting back on the A9 from the farm road is bit of a task. Most of the cars are at top speed at this point so give yourself plenty room.

Fowlis Wester Standing Stones — Fieldnotes

When visiting this site it's best to park in the village as there is nowhere to park on the track without blocking it. It's only a short walk and the view make it worth the exercise.

Witches Stone (Monzie) (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Folklore

The witch the stone was named after was Kate MacNiven, a local woman who was burned at the stake here in front of a reported huge crowd of locals. Scotland comes 2nd only to Germany in the witch burning super-leage. The only difference being we Choked them first so they wouldn't suffer. Thoughtful don't you think?

Witches Stone (Monzie) (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Just along the drive from the cairn is this 5ft single stone. No markings to speak of but still worth a visit. The stone stands on the remains of a 70m causeway and leans to the NW.

Monzie Circle (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

Stands just inside the gate of Monzie castle near Crieff.

A nice wee site with plenty to interest the hardend Megarak. The eastern stone on the cairn has some nice rock art on the top as does the earthfast slab just outside the cairn, More cups and rings than you could shake a stick at!

Crieff Golf Course / Ferntower (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

Take a hard hat if your going to visit this one as your in real danger of having your skull split open by a golf ball!
Crieff golf club are rightly proud to has this collection of stones on the hole known as the doll.

Permission can be asked for at the pro-shop just inside the gate.

Clach Na Croiche (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

We visited this stone back in oct 02 as part of a Scottish megarak sunday jaunt. It's reached via a path from the village that leads to an old railway bridge. The stone stands 7ft tall in the field on the other side of the bridge. On this visit we opted to stay at the bridge for two good reasons.

1. A couple of locals looking less that friendly at the fact we were ' Stangers round these parts'
2.More scarey looking than the locals was the possible radio active offspring of dolly the sheep in the next field.

Next time we visit will be under cover of darkness and clad in a radiation suit. A good reason for a return visit would be the eight cup marks at the base of the stone.

Clach Na Croiche (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Crieff Golf Course / Ferntower (Stone Circle) — Images

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Monzie Circle (Stone Circle) — Images

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Monzie Rock Art (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

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Witches Stone (Monzie) (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Witch's Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Folklore

“Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble."

Here you go luvies
This stone is the meeting place of the dunsinane witch sisters in Bill Shake's Macbeth.

Witch's Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Visited 11/01/03
This stone stood 4ft high and had chains and metal rings visable in living memory . Now the stone is sinking into the field and stands no more than 2 1/2 ft above the surface and no trace of the chains or rings can be seen. This stone has been dismissed as a glacial erratic but it still has a case as the remains of stone circle have been long ago distoryed are still lined up at the edge of the field .

Witch's Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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White Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Gleneagles B (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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