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Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art


I had no idea these carvings even existed until now and I've been "haunting" Roslin Glen on-and-off for over 30 years! There is at least one other carving on the opposite bank of the river.

Follow the path upstream from the part opposite Wallace's Cave and eventually, right by the path and just 18 -24 inches above the ground, there's a distict FACE carved in the rock. You can see the head shape and two very round eyes, but the bottom of the face is missing. Does anbyone know anything about this?

Also, continuing upstream to the waterfalls below Roslin Castle, there are holes carved downwards into some of the rocks as though to accommodate the uprights of a wooden bridge. On the rocks closest to the castle, however, there are sloping (near horizontal) sections carved out as though to support roof beams (?) for some kind of shelter. Anyone got any ideas about them?
Posted by browser
21st April 2003ce

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