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Angus

Sites/Groups in this region:

24 posts
Airlie Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
1 site
Alrick Cairn(s)
14 posts
Ardestie Souterrain
7 posts
Arniefoul Cairn(s)
8 posts
Ascreavie Hill Cairn(s)
5 posts
Auchterhouse Hill Hillfort
3 posts
Auldallan Standing Stones
33 posts
Balgarthno Stone Circle
2 posts
Balgay Hill Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
3 posts
Balhall Cup Marked Stone
17 posts
Balkello Standing Stone / Menhir
28 posts
Balkemback Stone Circle
6 posts
Balloch Cairn(s)
12 posts
Ballownie Round Barrow(s)
7 posts
Balmuckety Standing Stones
8 posts
Balstard Stone Circle
5 posts
Balzeordie Hillfort (Destroyed)
14 posts
1 site
Barns of Airlie Souterrain Souterrain
8 posts
Battledykes Cairn(s)
1 post
Beattie's Cairn Cairn(s)
7 posts
Bell Hillock Cairn(s)
14 posts
2 sites
Brankam Hill
9 posts
Bridgend of Lethnot Ring Cairn
6 posts
Brown Caterthun Hillfort
5 posts
Burnfoot Cairn(s)
11 posts
Caddam Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Cairn Knap Cairn(s)
4 posts
Cairn Motherie Cairn(s)
4 posts
Cairn Plew Cairn(s)
7 posts
Camperdown Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Cantsmill Cairn(s)
11 posts
Carlungie Souterrain
5 posts
Carlunie Cairn(s)
2 posts
Carmyllie Hill Burial Chamber
11 posts
The Carrach Cairn(s)
2 posts
Carrot Hill Cup Marked Stone
18 posts
Carsegownie Round Cairn
10 posts
Carse Grey Stone Circle
12 posts
1 site
Castle Hill (Meams) Hillfort
10 posts
Castle Hill Wood Stone Setting
4 posts
Castle Rock Promontory Fort (Destroyed)
4 posts
Cat Law Cairn(s)
29 posts
Colmeallie Stone Circle
5 posts
Conon Souterrain Souterrain
14 posts
Corogle Burn Stone Row / Alignment
13 posts
Cortachy Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Craigowl Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
10 posts
Culhawk Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
5 posts
Dark Stane Roundie Round Cairn
6 posts
Denoon Cup Marked Stone
15 posts
Denoon Law Hillfort
9 posts
Devil's Stone (Invergowrie) Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Dickmount Law Cairn(s)
6 posts
Doonies Kerbed Cairn
2 posts
Douglamuir Enclosure
7 posts
Dronley House Artificial Mound
21 posts
Dron Hill Sacred Hill
15 posts
Drumsturdy / Laws Souterrain
9 posts
Dumbarrow Hill Stone Fort / Dun
16 posts
1 site
Dundee Law Hillfort
13 posts
Dun Mor Hillfort
12 posts
Easter Memus Standing Stone / Menhir
18 posts
Easter Peathaugh Stone Circle
7 posts
East Campsie Kerbed Cairn
4 posts
Elephant Rock Natural Rock Feature
8 posts
Elliot Water Promontory Fort
14 posts
1 site
Finavon Hillfort Hillfort
7 posts
Foldend House Cairn(s)
5 posts
Fordhouses Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
4 posts
Formal Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Gallows Hillock Cairn(s)
12 posts
Gallows Knap Round Barrow(s)
8 posts
Gallows Knowe Cairn(s)
10 posts
Gallow Hill Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
4 posts
Gallow Hill 2 Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
9 posts
1 site
Gallow Hill (Cortachy) Cairn(s)
6 posts
Gaylet Pot Natural Rock Feature
3 posts
Girdlestane Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
5 posts
Glen Mark Cairn(s)
8 posts
Glen Wood Cairn(s)
7 posts
Grasslet Ring Cairn
8 posts
Guthrie Hill Cairn(s)
5 posts
Haer Cairn Cairn(s)
6 posts
Hare Cairn Cairn(s)
4 posts
Hatton (Labothie Hill) Cairn(s)
1 post
Hill of Finavon Cup Marked Stone
5 posts
Hill of Milton Cairn(s)
16 posts
Hill of Prieston Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
5 posts
Huntingfaulds Cairn(s)
17 posts
Huntlyhill Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Hurly Hawkins Broch
3 posts
Killievair Standing Stone / Menhir
12 posts
Kilry Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Kintrockat Cairn(s)
10 posts
Kirkbuddo Cairn Cairn(s)
8 posts
Kirkton Hill Cairn(s)
10 posts
Kirriemuir Hill Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
1 site
Labothie Hill Cairn(s)
4 posts
Law Of Coull Cairn(s)
11 posts
Law Of Windsor Cairn(s)
15 posts
Lendrick Lodge Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Lintrathen Cairn(s)
5 posts
Lud Castle Promontory Fort (Destroyed)
6 posts
Marchburn Cairn(s)
9 posts
Maryton Cairn(s)
8 posts
2 sites
Meams Hill Ring Cairn
7 posts
Meigle Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
3 posts
4 sites
Meikle Kenny Stone Row / Alignment
9 posts
Melgund Cottage Cairn(s)
5 posts
Mile Cairn Cairn(s)
5 posts
Morenish Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
32 posts
non rock art
13 posts
Noranside Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Ogil Cairn(s)
2 posts
Old Montrose Cursus Cursus
10 posts
Philpie Standing Stones
8 posts
Pitmudie Stone Row Stone Row / Alignment
15 posts
Pitscandlie Standing Stones
3 posts
Pitscandly Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
11 posts
Prail Castle Promontory Fort
3 posts
Prieston Hut Circles Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
8 posts
Red Castle Cairn(s)
5 posts
Red Head Promontory Fort
7 posts
1 site
Reedie Cairn(s)
1 post
Reswallie Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
10 posts
4 sites
Strone Hill Stone Circle
1 post
St Ninian's Well Standing Stones (Destroyed)
5 posts
Tarfside, Blue Cairn Cairn(s)
31 posts
Tealing Souterrain
3 posts
Tealing Hill Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
3 posts
Tealing Hill cist Cist
3 posts
Tealing Hill settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
16 posts
Tealing Stones Standing Stones
5 posts
Templewood Cairn(s)
12 posts
Torrax Cairn(s)
7 posts
Torrax Hill Wood Cairn(s)
18 posts
1 site
Turin Hill Hillfort
6 posts
Vayne Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Waggles Artificial Mound
12 posts
Welton Cairn(s)
18 posts
Westerton Standing Stone / Menhir
12 posts
Wester Coul Cairn(s)
12 posts
Wester Peathaugh Cairn(s)
7 posts
West Mains Cairn(s)
5 posts
West Mains of Ethie Promontory Fort
9 posts
3 sites
Wheen Cairn(s)
9 posts
1 site
Whitehillocks Stone Circle
4 posts
White Cairn Cairn(s)
21 posts
White Caterthun Hillfort
Sites of disputed antiquity:
2 sites
Aberlemno
11 posts
Auchterhouse Stone Circle
5 posts
Glamis Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
St Arnold's Seat Cairn(s)

News

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Late Bronze Age Weapons Discovery Hailed As 'Find Of A Lifetime'

What an absolute belter of a find!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-38971099
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
15th February 2017ce
Edited 15th February 2017ce

Carnoustie's Golden Sword

Intriguing find under footie pitch.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8e3_1473699545
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
15th September 2016ce

Children Take To Tribal Life Of Ancient Scots Warriors.

Face painting, period clothes and ancient language make fighters of young blades at Picts event.

More info:

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1811872
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
5th July 2010ce

Boat provides historical insight.


A Bronze Age logboat which had lain unseen in the River Tay for 3,000 years is being studied by archaeologists.
It is hoped the find will yield important new information about how human ancestors lived... continues...
The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
29th December 2006ce

Polished axehead found at site near Forfar

See a picture of the beautiful stripey (part-of-an) axehead at The Courier:
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/output/2006/02/12/newsstory8018512t0.asp

There are contact details if you want to go on the next visit to the find site with the Kinnettles and District Heritage Group, on the 19th Feb.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
13th February 2006ce

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The Angus Glens


nickbrand Posted by nickbrand
2nd March 2003ce

Latest posts for Angus

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Balhall (Cup Marked Stone) — Links

Balhall on BRAC Updated


Balhall on BRAC
Posted by markj99
4th January 2021ce

Tealing (Souterrain) — Links

Tealing on BRAC Updated


Tealing on BRAC
Posted by markj99
4th January 2021ce

Meikle Kenny (Stone Row / Alignment) — News

Cupar farmer who denies damaging ancient Angus stone circles to face trial next year


The trial of a Fife farmer accused of damaging nationally important standing stones on an ancient Angus site has been delayed into next year.

More info :

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/angus-mearns/1700617/cupar-farmer-who-denies-damaging-ancient-angus-stone-circles-to-face-trial-next-year/?fbclid=IwAR17eA4zvfG3aeqoSahFH40q1sPzODlqDiHlYPeXOCsY0TUEvwsFGAByn-o
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
5th November 2020ce

Wester Peathaugh (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

On getting back to Scruschloch I was relieved to find out there was a road that headed near to the cairn at Wester Peathaugh as the heat and miles had made the legs heavy.

Opposite the buildings at Wester Peathaugh there is plenty of room to pull in. Only a few half interested cows observed as I climbed up to the cairn.

The cairn, which is fantastically located, is 12m wide but has been badly robbed. However the kerb remains reasonably in place.

On the way up to the site you will pass the grave of Richard John Alban Long inscribed with -

'Forvever in our thoughts, at rest in the hills he loved'

He would be happy with the way the present habitants are looking after the countryside, I was also happy, if very tired, every person I'd met on todays hike had been kind and informative. Since I was heading north I followed the track to it's conclusion near the Kirkton of Glenisla, which will be the start of the next hike in this area.

Visited 8/08/2020
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th October 2020ce

Easter Peathaugh (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

Nick Brand's directions on how to get to Scrushloch are spot on except that the tarred road is now a bit tired.

When Nick visited 17 years the area was clear, now the trees have grown but the clearing remains. I was given directions to the circle by the residents at Scrushloch and luckily met one of their neighbours who led me to the site. Only a small burn to jump and site is reached. My guide told me that he often came to the Four Poster and wondered what the Picts got up to. He was somewhat surprised when I informed him that the site was probably 1,500 years older than these previous locals.

Three stones remain upright whilst the fourth is taking a nap. It sits at 3m square.

A beautiful, beautiful site. Should have brought a lawn mower :-)

Visited 8/08/2020.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th October 2020ce

Brankam Hill (Stone Setting) — Fieldnotes

This whole area is covered in prehistoric sites and Brankam Hill has its quota of sites, barrows, hut circles, kerb cairns and something I haven't come across before a double Four Poster.

Sitting on the east side of the hill the two small circles, similar to Strone, are only 3m apart. The north setting is just over 1.5m square and the south setting, 1m square.

Not the the most impressive site, but certainly one of the most fascinating.

Plans being made to go back and have a good look at the hill with a guide from the area.

Visited 8/08/2020.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th October 2020ce

Brankam Hill (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

Heading west from the Welton Cairn I headed straight down the hill, fairly steep, looking back if I'd headed slightly north then west it would have much easier. In the saddle of between the Brankam and Welton Hills there is an impressive hut circle.

The site is almost 19m wide and has walls almost 2m wide with the front door located in the south east arc Much remains of the inner wall, however the outer wall has been severely robbed probably to construct later enclosures.

Visited 8/08/2020.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
4th October 2020ce

Meikle Kenny (Stone Row / Alignment) — News

Fife farmer, 80, to face trial accused of carving path through ancient Angus standing stones site


What an ar*sh*le

An 80-year-old Fife farmer has denied damaging standing stones in a nationally important Neolithic or Bronze Age Angus site by carving a path through it for tree-clearing works.

More info :

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/angus-mearns/1191097/fife-farmer-80-to-face-trial-accused-of-carving-path-through-ancient-angus-standing-stones-site/
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
2nd October 2020ce

Welton (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

After a good look at The Carrach I headed south west on good underfoot conditions to another cairn with a load of field clearance plonked on top. Also standing guard was a very friendly cow who had a friend lying down in the hot sunshine, obviously his shift on watch had just finished.

Fantastic views south, and to numerous sites Lintrathen, Foldend, Strone Hill, Welton, Mile Hill etc etc, this area has a fantastic amount of prehistory.

The badly damaged cairn is best identified by its footprint and the kerbs that remain. Its taking a bit of a beating, perhaps underneath the rubble might be ok, it does make me wonder where all of these decent sized stones came from and what they might have been used.

Still the views are tremendous and Lintrathen's water sparkled in the sunshine.

Visited 8/08/2020.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
15th September 2020ce

The Carrach (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

The next stop on this scorcher of a day was to ask permission to park at Kinclune House, which is further along the B951 a couple of miles west of Kingoldrum. Once again I was given information on prehistoric sites , this time about Kinclune Hill which I've noted for a later visit.

From the house I went back down the road, west, a short distance before jumping over the wee Kinclune Burn to head uphill, over a couple fences. The climb is short but steep as I almost headed straight north. After the steepish climb the countryside is more 'rolling'. Look for the trees to the east and follow them. The site will be easily spotted as it has had a load of field clearance dumped on top.

The cairn's footprint makes it about 11m wide with several kerbs still place, especially on the west side, to the east more of the cairn can be seen. Somewhat ironically, Kinclune Hill can be seen to the east, but my feet would head west.

Tremendous views.

Visited 8/08/2020.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
15th September 2020ce
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