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Why would anyone leave modern "grave goods" on an ancient burial cairn?

There must be a simple explanation - until you understand the context of the site!!

This long cairn is remote, buried deep within a Foresrty Commission plantation, high on the side of a Highland hillside. It cant be found or even seen by the casual observer. There is no settlement locally that isnt at least 100 years old - probably nearer to 150 years. The hill isnt exceptionally high and the area in general has nothing to distiguish it from dozens of other local Highland hills and glens.

This is really bothering me! I've made enquiries of the Forestry Commission Ranger Service, the local Museum, the HER and even had an article in the local paper (Ross-shire Journal - sorry no link) appealing for an answer and so far the only suggestion I've had is that someone has ben following the recent tradition of laying a memorial on a site that has significance to a loved one.

Unfortunately that just doesnt fit with this site.


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Posted by strathspey
5th November 2010ce

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