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Sites/Groups in this region:

24 posts
Airlie Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
1 site
Alrick Cairn(s)
29 posts
Ardestie Souterrain
7 posts
Arniefoul Cairn(s)
8 posts
Ascreavie Hill Cairn(s)
8 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)
15 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)
19 posts
3 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
20 posts
Cairn Greg Cairn(s)
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)
25 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
12 posts
Craig Hill Hillfort
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
3 posts
Druim Dearg Kerbed Cairn
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
East Kinpurney Hill Cairn(s)
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
7 posts
Kinpurney Hill Hillfort
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)
6 posts
Mile Hill 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
5 posts
Witches Stones Standing Stones (Destroyed)
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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2nd March 2003ce

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Brankam Hill East (Kerbed Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Always nice to report a new discovery especially if has been discovered by a friend, in this case Allan Clark whose land the site sits.

From Purgavie Farm I headed straight up the track to the north climbing Brankam Hill, an area I've looked and looked at, keep heading uphill but go North east following the track north east, over the top and down to the gates near a hut circle, and normally near a very large puddle. (On the OS map there is also indicated a path, leaves the B951 heading north.)

From there head straight north, if you go east you'll find Wellton, Carrach and Mile Hill Cairns.

Kerbs sporadically surround the site, at least one stone looks like it once stood and there appears to be hardly any houk damage. It stands at almost 10m wide and is 0.8m high. No tree planting will happen in this area.

Situated on the saddle of the Brankam and Wellton Hills, there are stunning views on an area covered in prehistory. Though it can't be seen, the impressive Strone East cairn is a short distance north, the cairn at Lintrathen is clearly visible, Brankam Hill is covered in prehistory, Foldend, Pitmudie, Torrax, Wester Coul etc etc are all nearby. Plenty days of prehistory here.

If parking at any of the nearby farms please ask permission.

Visited 29/12/2021.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
20th February 2022ce

Carlungie (Souterrain) — Fieldnotes

Same as Nick's notes and park near the the sign at Carlungie Farm. However, the track from the road to the site has been ploughed up and on my visit was a bit of a sticky mud bath.

Still, like its near neighbour at Ardestie and slightly further away at Tealing a superb site, and like both of these sites, well trimmed grass.

Visited 27/12/2021.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
16th February 2022ce

Ardestie (Souterrain) — Fieldnotes

With the sound of Carnyx's still in my head I chased various visiting Danes and Romans all the way to the magnificent souterrain at Ardestie. Things have changed since Nick's visit.

There is now a car park, a decent track to the well manicured site. This is a tremendous place and photographs are far better than my ramblings.

Should also be noted that perhaps the road layout has changed. I approached from the north, B962, via Templehall, Laws hill (home to various prehistoric sites, cup marked rocks, fort, broch etc) is to the west, this won't have changed much. If approaching from the south leave the A 92 and head north on the B962, pull in at the first layby on the west, this is actually the car park for the souterrain, no sign indicating the nearby site when I was there, hopefully something will be up before to long.

A must visit!

Visited 27/12/2021.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
15th February 2022ce

Craig Hill (Hillfort) — Links

Canmore


More good aerial photography, and details of various digs.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
15th February 2022ce

Craig Hill (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

By the time I'd arrived here the skies had closed in, the cloud was low, on the plus side only a light drizzle accompanied me to the fort. I parked at Woodside cottages, walked south towards the sewage works, keep an eye on the fence to the east, there is a gap, go through that and head to the east side of the hill. At this point access to the hill is at it's easiest.

Head west and you'll see small traces of ramparts all around. Sadly a lot of the broch, hut circles and fort have been quarried so not to much remains. What does remain is interesting, the broch on the west end of the hill sits on to of the fort despite being almost removed completely the furze/bracken gives a good idea where it once stood. Even shooters, whose spent cartridges are everywhere, have helped by creating a path through the walls giving an idea of with width. Either side of this are the walls covered in vegetation, difficult to spot but definitely there.

The gap in the vegetation caused by the shooters also shows the remains of a causeway, which can be found by going through the gap of large facer stones.

On a clearer day day there would be lovely views all round, but I like the mist, the swirl of drizzle. It's easy to let the imagination run riot and being a brass player I imagined hearing these Iron Age Celts (no surprise there) blasting away on a Carnyx.

With that in my head, a lot goes through my head, I headed back to the car. A couple of souterrains next on the list.

Visited 27/12/2021.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
15th February 2022ce

Cairn Greg (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

Heading east from Dundee on the B861 park at the first gap after the North Gates farm. The wood on top of the hill also houses the Bronze Age cairn. By the time you've walked there the chances are that you've walked over two enclosures and a souterrain.

The cairn is huge, 40m wide and 2m high with loads of humps and bumps. There is a lot of cairn material lying about, there is also a lot of field clearance.

A Pictish stone, probably a recycled capstone, was taken to Linlathen House and promptly lost.

A nice large site to start the day.

Visited 27/02/2021.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
6th February 2022ce

Mile Hill (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

After an early start the drive down from Turriff was very pleasant until the Kirriemuir junction at Forfar, looking west it looked very gloomy with large dark clouds and mist. From Kirriemuir I headed along one of my favourite routes the B951, via Kingoldrum, to Purgarvie. The farmer will allow parking, please ask permission.

Across and north from the farm climb up Brankam Hill, thru the gate next to farm, straight north thru another gate then follow the track heading north east down the other side which will lead to another gate and stream. There are many prehistoric sites on this hill. Head up the hill in front Wellton, home to another cairn and keep going. By this time the rain was in full flow, a nightmare but I plodded on through a marsh, gradually heading uphill. The Carrach cairn should be visible. Head towards the trees and head south, there will be a pond and a gate, go through this and head east. This is Kinclune Hill, with its double top. Climb the east side of the hill and then head north. Go downhill, jump the fence, stream and then head uphill again. This approach is from the east, much easier than the very steep western approach.

By now the rain was torrential and mist was obscuring the view.

There isn't much left of the Mile Hill cairn, it has been robbed, flattened by cattle and is covered in turf. What a pity it wasn't a better day as views from here would be spectacular, the whole area being covered in multiple prehistoric sites. Culhawk, Kingoldrum, Ascreavie, Lintrathen, Strone, Brankam, Lintrathen, Plew, Motherie etc etc can normally all be seen from here. Luckily the rain eased slightly as I took a few photos of the cairn which is 5m wide and 0.3m tall. The perfect location and with the weather, an atmospheric site with swirling cloud, mist and rain.

Heading back I chanced going down the west side to reclimb the west side of Kinclune. Look for a track, this will lead back to the gate/pond and the route that eventually ends up at Purgavie Farm. By now streams had become rivers, the valley below was flooded and weather forecast was for more rain.

The River Isla was bursting its banks but I made it safely north on to the A93 which eventually leads to the north east.

And no accidents!

Visited 23/12/2021
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
29th January 2022ce

Auchterhouse Hill (Hillfort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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9th January 2022ce

Auchterhouse Hill (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

04/01/2022 – Early morning start. Good parking at Balkello Community Woodland. It can get busy here so if you like a quiet walk go early. Lots of tracks through the wood but really just head north. The track for the hill is soon reached. It’s a short climb up Auchterhouse Hill. Nice tree covered top. Partial multivallate hillfort with 5 ramparts on the SE side. The path goes through these. Very good views from the top. We were there for sunrise. Really worth a visit to this one.

We continued on east over the tops via Craigowl Hill (trigpoint sits on a big lump, would love to know if this is an old cairn?) to Ironside Hill and then back to the car via Coldstream. Nice day out, cold wind and it snowed a bit but lovely sunshine too. Auchterhouse Hill hillfort was a nice way to start the day.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
9th January 2022ce
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