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Head west from Blairgowrie towards Dunkeld on the A923 looking for Loch Marlee. Just at the start of the loch there is a layby with the small wood containing the site just beyond.

Canmore have had problems with this place in the past but I got lucky, the vegetation seems to died down a bit, jumped a wee dyke and fence to land on the east site of the cairn, which resembles many of the barrows reasonably nearby. It is huge, 30m wide by at least 2m high. Field clearance appears to have been dumped on top. In the middle of site there is a weird square of stones, pure luck or maybe the remnants of a cist. Despite a good look I couldn't find anything that resembled a capstone.

The site is also surrounded by an old dry steen dyke which helps retain its circular shape. A signpost says that the farmers believe in conservation, hopefully this means prehistoric sites as well. The evidence is good as previous visits to nearby sites have clearly showed that many of the farmers in the area do care.

Visited 9/7/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10th July 2019ce

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