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Nearest Town:Alyth (9km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   NO171545 / Sheet: 53
Latitude:56° 40' 29.57" N
Longitude:   3° 21' 11.02" W

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Rannagulzion Cairn(s)


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Drumderg Monuments Threatened by Windfarm Development

Scottish and Southern Energy plc have chosen Drumderg Hill near Alyth in Perthshire for the development of a sixteen turbine windfarm development.
Posted by Natalie
30th November 2003ce
Edited 1st December 2003ce

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Head south on the minor road from Cairn Gleamnach and you'll reach the the Drumderg Wind Farm. I parked at the large area near the locked gates. It says danger to walkers, I ignored this thinking it highly unlikely a turbine would land on my head.

The standing stone is about a 400m walk from the road and is to the north side of the track. It is impressive, well shaped and stands at 2m tall. Well positioned it has fantastic views, the Lomonds (in Fife) to the south, west to Gleamnach, east to the Angus hills and north to Glenshee.


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drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
27th December 2019ce

One of the Scottish Megaraks, George Currie, mentioned this stone to me. It's not marked on the OS Landranger map, but it's most definitely there. 200 m or so in from the road, just off a rough track. About 1.7 m tall, and 0.7 m wide, it stands proud with a terrific viewpoint north, west and south, just on the SW shoulder of Drumderg. It's obviously a great favourite with the sheep, too, as the eroded area round the base and traces of wool on the shaft show. From one angle it looks a bit like an upright axe-head. nickbrand Posted by nickbrand
17th April 2003ce

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Rannagulzion (Cairn(s)) — Fieldnotes

The cairn at Rannagulzion is a short walk east from the standing stone at Drumderg. Follow the track, head south east at the crossroads into the heather.

Turf covers the site but one or two bits of cairn material poke through. It sits at nearly 7m wide being 0.5 tall.

Sadly the cairn at NO 1747 5494 could not be found.

Visited 22/10/2019.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
27th December 2019ce

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