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Witches Stone (Monzie)

Standing Stone / Menhir


Kate McNieven is supposedly the witch who gave her name to the stone, although there are some doubts about her existence. Tradition has it that the Craig is where she was burned (for turning herself into a bee and buzzing around the head of Graham, laird of Inchbrakie). She is supposed to have been one of the last witches burned in Scotland, but one account has her being burned as early as 1563, while another says that she was burned in St Andrews. BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
2nd July 2003ce

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