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Peat Hill

Standing Stone / Menhir


Part of an encampment still remains in the moor of Kinmuck, where tradition records that a great battle took place between the Danes and the Scotch. The latter are said to have slain a boar in their advance, and hence the name of Kinmuck, or boar's head. The place of combat bears the name of Blair Hussey, or field of blood. In a large barrow or tumulus, about eighty yards from a Druidic stone, a chance visitor observed an urn partially uncovered. It was found to contain calcined bones. Two larger urns were subsequently found in a reversed position to the other, and were taken out in fragments. The bones in all three were put into a box, and buried in the original spot.
It's a nice touch that the bones were reburied. This from the New Statistical Account.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27th November 2009ce
Edited 27th November 2009ce

Comments (2)

Boar's Head is the name of the pub in the village of Kinmuck. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
27th November 2009ce
Well would you believe it. That's rather good. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
27th November 2009ce
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