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Heaven Stone (Holed Stone) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Heaven Stone</b>Posted by markj99<b>Heaven Stone</b>Posted by markj99<b>Heaven Stone</b>Posted by markj99<b>Heaven Stone</b>Posted by markj99 Posted by markj99
28th October 2020ce

Heaven Stone (Holed Stone) — Links

Canmore ID 10939


An overall description of Trumpan Church and its stones. There is no reference to the Heaven Stone/Trying Stone.
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28th October 2020ce

Heaven Stone (Holed Stone) — Folklore

I don’t own a copy of Ecclesiological notes on some of the islands of Scotland (1885) by TS Muir. I would hazard a guess that not many people do. However, the book is used as a reference in Canmore ID 10939 (go to Links) for Trumpan Church in Skye.
Therefore I would like to acknowledge Malcolm H Jones for a quote from pages 270-1 posted on MyCanmore Text in Canmore ID 10939. Canmore does not mention the Heaven Stone in its account however Muir has an account of the stone and its tradition.
Muir describes it as "a rude undressed pillar called 'The Trying Stone,' to which, according to local tradition, accused persons were taken, and there, through a venturesome appeal to the object, made manifest their innocence or their guilt. It is a massy whin, 4 ft. 8 in. in height, with a downwardly-bent cavity of an inch and a half in diameter near to its top. As the story goes, the appellant was placed within a certain distance of the stone, and then, approaching it blindfold, established his innocence only by unerringly putting his finger into the cavity."
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28th October 2020ce

Heaven Stone (Holed Stone) — Images

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28th October 2020ce

Dun Edinbane (Broch) — Links

Canmore ID 11145


Dun Edinbain
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11th October 2020ce

Dun Flodigarry (Broch) — Images

<b>Dun Flodigarry</b>Posted by markj99<b>Dun Flodigarry</b>Posted by markj99 Posted by markj99
11th October 2020ce
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