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Scottish Borders

<b>Scottish Borders</b>Posted by rockartwolfMidshiels Standing Stone © pebblewolf

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Birks Cairn Cairn(s)
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Blackcastle Rings Promontory Fort
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Black Hill Hillfort
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Black Law Cairn(s)
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Black Meldon Fort Hillfort
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Borrowston Rig Stone Circle
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Borrowston Rig South Cairn(s)
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Brothers' Stones Standing Stones
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Bruntaburn Mill Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Buck Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Burgh Hill Stone Circle
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Burgh Hill Fort Hillfort
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Burrow Stones Stone Setting
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Cademuir Hill Hillfort
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Caerlee Hill Fort Hillfort
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Cambridge Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Cardie Hill Fort Hillfort
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Cardrona Mains Standing Stone / Menhir
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Castle Knowe Hillfort
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Chester Knowe Hillfort
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Cleuch Hill Cairn(s)
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Cockburn Law Hillfort
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Coldingham Loch Hillfort
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The Cow Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Dabshead Hillfort
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Dabshead Standing Stone / Menhir
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Dirrington Great Law Cairn(s)
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The Dod Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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5 sites
Drumelzier
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Dundreich Cairn(s)
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Dunion Hill Hillfort
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Duns Law Hillfort
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Earlston Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Earn's Heugh Cliff Fort
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Edingtonhill Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Eildon Hills
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Five Stanes Stone Circle
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Fosterland Burn Hillfort
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Frogden Circle Stone Circle (Destroyed)
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Giant's Stone Standing Stones
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Glebe Stone Standing Stones
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The Grey Stone (Coldstream) Natural Rock Feature
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Habchester Hillfort
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Harlaw Muir Long Cairn
Hearthstane Standing Stones
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Horseshoe Wood Standing Stone / Menhir
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Hownam Law Hillfort
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Janet's Brae Fort Hillfort
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Janet's Brae Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Jeffries Corse Cairn(s)
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Kirkton Manor Standing Stone / Menhir
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Kittlegairy Burn Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Lamancha Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
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Lamberton Shiels Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Langlaw Hill Hillfort
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Linton Hill Hillfort
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Long Bog Cairn(s)
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Long Knowe Chambered Cairn
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Lord's Tree Cairn Round Cairn
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Megget Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Menzion Standing Stones Standing Stones
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Midshiels Cairn Round Cairn
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Midshiels Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Minch Moor Cist
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Mire Loch Hillfort
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Mitchelhill Rings Hillfort
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The Mount Cairn(s)
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Mutiny Stones Cairn(s)
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Nether Dod Cairn(s)
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Ninestane Rigg Stone Circle
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Odin's Hall Broch
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Old Harestanes Stone Circle
Overhowden Henge
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Peat Law Cairn(s)
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Pech Stone and Lintlaw Burn stone Natural Rock Feature
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Penchrise Pen Hillfort
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Pettico Wick Cliff Fort
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Piersknowe Plantation Cairn(s)
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Pirn Hill Fort Hillfort
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Pyked Stane Hill Cairn(s)
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Rubers Law
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Shannabank Hill Hillfort
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The Shearers Stone Row / Alignment
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Sheriff Muir Standing Stones
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Sleepy Knowe Cairn(s)
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Thirlestane Hillfort
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The Tinlee Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Torykneis Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Trestle Cairn Cairn(s)
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Twinlaw Cairn(s)
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Warrior's Rest Standing Stone / Menhir
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Westloch House Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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West Linton Cist Cemetery Burial Chamber
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Wether Law Cairn(s)
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Whiteside Hill Hillfort
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White Hill Hillfort
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1 site
White Meldon Fort and Cairn Hillfort
6 posts
The White Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Wolf Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Woodside Standing Stone / Menhir
13 posts
The Yarrow Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Cheese Well Sacred Well
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Innerleithen Parish Church Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
3 posts
Stob Stones Standing Stones
8 posts
St. Ronan's Well Sacred Well

News

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Bronze Age Discovery - Finest in Scottish Borders


Experts from the National Museum are rushing to the Borders after a rare piece of treasure was unearthed near Yetholm.

Local historians are already describing the find as one of the most important ever in the south of Scotland.

And if their early calculations are right – the object may be a 3,000 year-old mirror... continues...
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
8th April 2004ce
Edited 20th July 2006ce

New Survey of Upper Tweed Valley Sites


Peebleshire News

The archaeological survey of the Upper Tweed Valley has finally been completed by the Biggar Museum Trust... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
26th March 2004ce
Edited 26th March 2004ce

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Stewartry Archaeological Trust ; The Newbarns Project


Excavations of Colvend crannog now believed built on kerb cairn
wideford Posted by wideford
6th March 2004ce
Edited 6th March 2004ce

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Lamberton Shiels (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Lamberton Shiels</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Lamberton Shiels</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Lamberton Shiels</b>Posted by thesweetcheat<b>Lamberton Shiels</b>Posted by thesweetcheat thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
9th June 2019ce

Ninestane Rigg (Stone Circle) — Fieldnotes

No field notes til now? for shaaaame!

This was a total bastard to find!
Or rather my brain was fried by the time we got here.
First attempt to get there ended when I realised I was in the wrong place, your supposed to just follow a line of trees up hill, but these trees turned half way up, back to the car.
Second attempt, took rather longer to work out I was still in the wrong place. Tree felling combined with the slightly misty view from the nearby Buck stone, convinced me for quite a while that I was Ok, I wasn't, back to the car. Nearly gave up here.

A bit further on the road turns a quick right then left, whilst going over a stone bridge, I finally decided this was the right place and I should go for it seeing as I'm here.There are lots of old stone bridges round here. Park near the bridge and climb up the embankment. Burl calls this first part of the walk, almost precipitous. Follow the fence up hill, then onto open moorland until you find a stile with a handy sign pointing the way to Ninestanes Rigg, which was way more than handy.

Until in the end the two still standing stones come into view, and I breath a heavy sigh of relief, it should've been quite easy to find, but first you must be in the right place.
Well, I wasn't expecting there to be this many stones here, yes it's called nine stones, but you don't really expect there to be nine. All the other pictures by Rockartwolf showed only four, I was pleasantly surprised.
Burl says it's an unusual ring, one stone down eight still standing, most of the stones are small perhaps stumps, it strikes me as one of the few circles he hasn't dug at.
Two stones still stand, one is leaning quite precariously, some of the other stones are quite the stump though, or perhaps they are just low stones, long grass does quite well at hiding the lower stones.
Much tree felling has occurred, changing the aspect of the circle dramatically, they seem to be felling these trees by crashing a UFO into them, Armageddon seems to have transpired with the nearest still extant forest, 'tis a right mess.

After stamping the long grass down a bit I set to with the camera, hoiking up the tripod as far as it goes for that lofty view. The day has taken a decidedly grey turn, thin mist hangs in the air, but I think I really liked this stone circle, was it the euphoria at finally finding a long awaited quarry? or the satisfying number of stones, or lots of different things. Liked it.
Bye stones.
postman Posted by postman
8th April 2019ce
Edited 12th May 2019ce

Buck Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Parking isn't good, I selfishly took up half a passing place, there wasn't much traffic, and I think I got away with it, I was only gone ten minutes.
Barely a five minute walk, if that, from the road side.
As described by Hob Nov 2004.
Hard to spot in the long grass. Nice knobbly top to the stone. You can probably see Ninestanes Rigg from here, or at least where it is.
postman Posted by postman
8th April 2019ce

Buck Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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7th April 2019ce
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