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Morton Lochs (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Miscellaneous

Book....R. Candow "Prehistoric Morton" (D Winter & Son Ltd, Dundee)

Morton Lochs (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

Follow the road down to Kinshaldy beach. Morton Lochs is now a nature reserve and a haven for bird watchers, therefore it is not really possible to get right into the locks themselves without clambering over fences!

Morton Lochs (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Folklore

Ancient mesolithic settlement dating between 7544 and 6380 BC. The people were hunter/gatherers who also fished. The fidning of flint tools indicates that they fashioned wood and bone. It is thought they lived in pit dwellings and circular huts made of branches with pole supported roofs of wattle and turf.

Dunino Den (Sacred Well) — Miscellaneous

A fascinating theory that Dunino is the reason St Andrews is where it is read "Origin of St Andrews - Moon, Magicians & Maidens in Fife" by Richard A. Batchelor (Sheiling Publications - ISBN 0 9516986 1 3)

Dunino Den (Sacred Well) — Folklore

It is thought that nearby Dunino Law is an artificial mound or an enlarged hill. The name Dunino is thought to be a deviation of the word Dunnigheanach which means "hill or fort of the daughters or young women".

There is a ley line that runs from Kellie Law past the edge of a crossroads, the edge of where the stone circle stood, across Bel-Craig through an ancient farm, ending at Dunino Law.

The stone circle used to exist across the burn from the Bel-Craig. Portions of it are thought to have been incorporated into nearby farm walls. Additionally, investigations in the Den have found ten large boulders, some of which bear plough marks, possibly being discarded from the adjacent field.

The hollowed out footprint suggests a place of ancient inauguration of early kings.
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