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Langstane o' Craigearn

Standing Stone / Menhir


It is said that witches used to convene their covens around this huge 3.5m stone.

(Grinsell - Folklore of Prehistoric Sites of Britain)

A source from the turn of last century said it is supposed to be the last remaining stone of a stone circle (noted on the Canmore database). But especially considering its enormous height, this seems particularly unlikely? and I doubt it is still an entertained theory. Was it the wishful thinking of an antiquarian? Or was it a genuine folk story about the stone? Either way it seems to point to somebody's feeling about the site's importance in the past?
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
26th May 2004ce

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