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Coille Dhubh

Standing Stones


"Beside the road in the Black Wood of Chesthill stood the tall upright Clach nan Tagnairn." Every Hallowe'en wildcats would come and walk in circles around the stone, to welcome a huge black cat which sat on top of it. In 1838 a traveller is supposed to have stumbled on this ceremony and was attacked by the cats. Fighting them off as he fled, when he reached Woodend House a dead wildcat was found still clinging to his back.

"Opposite" the Cat Stone was the Stone of the Demon, where Macnab of Carnban Castle met a sticky end. He apparently forced a girl work naked in the fields, so her mother cast a spell on him, and he was thrown from his horse at this stone, his neck broken.
BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
16th November 2003ce

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